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Deconstruction - Derrida

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In this introduction to the work of Jacques Derrida, Julian Wolfreys challenges the notion that what Derrida does can be turned into a theory for literary interpretation. He questions the belief in a critical methodology called "deconstruction" which can be applied to literary texts in a programmatic fashion. Wolfreys introduces the reader to the range of Derrida's interes ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 15th 1998 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Jan 10, 2016 Tilly rated it did not like it
I'll confess from the start: I have a block with Derrida. Some theory - The Gift, The Secret - I find interesting, and there are some phenomenal lines in his work, but as a whole I don't think it should be so difficult to understand someone's thrust of thought. Is it good thinking if it's damn near impenetrable? I'm not sure. Someone stop Butler, Spivak etc. editing and translating each other, dear god.

Anyway, somehow Wolfreys managed to make him even more impenetrable - a rare feat. Wolfreys re
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