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Cinders

Author: Jacques Derrida; Ned Lukacher
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Series: Posthumanities, 28.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First University of Mennesota Press editionView all editions and formats
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""More than fifteen years ago," Jacques Derrida writes in the prologue to this remarkable and uniquely revealing book, "a phrase came to me, as though in spite of me. It imposed itself upon me with the authority, so discreet and simple it was, of a judgment: cinders there are (il y a là cendre). I had to explain myself to it, respond to it--or for it." In Cinders Derrida ranges across his work from the previous  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version:
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Derrida; Ned Lukacher
ISBN: 9780816689538 0816689539 9780816689545 0816689547
OCLC Number: 863196261
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translation of: Feu la cendre.
Description: xxx, 66 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Cinders --
Prologue --
Animadversions --
Cinders --
Sources For Animadversions.
Series Title: Posthumanities, 28.
Other Titles: Feu la cendre.
Responsibility: Jacques Derrida ; Translated by Ned Lukacher ; Introduction by Cary Wolfe.

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""More than fifteen years ago," Jacques Derrida writes in the prologue to this remarkable and uniquely revealing book, "a phrase came to me, as though in spite of me. It imposed itself upon me with the authority, so discreet and simple it was, of a judgment: cinders there are (il y a là cendre). I had to explain myself to it, respond to it--or for it." In Cinders Derrida ranges across his work from the previous twenty years and discerns a recurrent cluster of arguments and images, all involving in one way or another ashes and cinders. For Derrida, cinders or ashes--at once fragile and resilient--are "the better paradigm for what I call the trace--something that erases itself totally, radically, while presenting itself." In a style that is both highly condensed and elliptical, Cinders offers probing reflections on the relation of language to truth, writing, the voice, and the complex connections between the living and the dead. It also contains some of his most essential elaborations of his thinking on the feminine and on the legacy of the Holocaust (both a word--from the Greek holos, "whole," and kaustos, "burnt"--And a historical event that invokes ashes) in contemporary poetry and philosophy. In turning from the texts of other philosophers to his own, Cinders enables readers to follow the trajectory from Derrida's early work on the trace, the gramma, and the voice to his later writings on life, death, time, and the spectral. Among the most accessible of this renowned philosopher's many writings, Cinders is an evocative and haunting work of poetic self-analysis that deepens our understanding of Derrida's critical and philosophical vision."--

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