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A Derrida Reader: Between the Blinds

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Jacques Derrida is one of the most prolific and influential contemporary French intellectuals. Twenty-two essays and excerpts from Derrida's writings over the last twenty-five years are gathered in this accessible introduction, A Derrida Reader. The book's five sections are carefully introduced by the editor, and each selection of Derrida's work is presented succinctly in ...more
Paperback, 625 pages
Published May 13th 1991 by Columbia University Press (first published April 15th 1991)
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Again, my rating is really completely unjustified (my copy is 2,000 miles away!), but I think that my only complaint involved the selection, not M. Derrida's thought: I wanted some longer excerpts from his earlier writings than the ones provided. One cannot have everything one wants, I suppose!
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Jacques Derrida was the founder of “deconstruction,” a way of criticizing not only both literary and philosophical texts but also political institutions. Although Derrida at times expressed regret concerning the fate of the word “deconstruction,” its popularity indicates the wide-ranging influence of his thought, in philosophy, in literary criticism and theory, in art and, in particular, architect ...more
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