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Someone called Derrida : an Oxford mystery

Author: John Schad
Publisher: Brighton [England] ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 2007.
Series: Critical inventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Someone called Jacques Derrida, someone called him on the phone, someone who was dead - this was August 22nd 1979. A mystery, he thought; but it is a mystery that began more than ten years earlier, in 1968, when Derrida, a philosopher, visits Oxford and there, before the very eyes of the Philosophy Sub-Faculty, he dies, several times. Murder, he thought. And so I shall investigate, and begin with a sign that the  Read more...
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Named Person: Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Schad
ISBN: 9781845190309 1845190300 9781845190316 1845190319
OCLC Number: 148825807
Description: x, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 'Si puer vivet' --
Sleep of prisoners --
XX --
Silences --
Freiburg --
Esther --
'They weren't really you know' --
House --
Stolen evening --
High places --
Fast cars --
Secret marriage --
Hastings --
Sacrifice --
Elijah.
Series Title: Critical inventions.
Responsibility: John Schad.
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Someone called Jacques Derrida, someone called him on the phone, someone who was dead - this was August 22nd 1979. A mystery, he thought; but it is a mystery that began more than ten years earlier,  Read more...

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