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Deconstruction : Derrida

Author: Julian Wolfreys
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1998.
Series: Transitions.
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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 interests and concerns, while tendering readings,  Read more...

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Named Person: Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Wolfreys
ISBN: 0333687760 9780333687765 0333687779 9780333687772 031221393X 9780312213930 0312213921 9780312213923
OCLC Number: 39606646
Description: xiii. 240 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: 'Deconstruction, if such a thing exists ... ' --
1. Another Introduction / Entamer: In Medias Res or, Is There Some Thing Called 'Deconstruction'? --
2. Preparatory to Anything Else: Derrida's Interests --
3. Writing (of) Identities: Facing up to Derrida or, the Example of Paul Valery --
4. The Hauntological Example: The City as the Haunt of Writing in the Texts of Iain Sinclair --
5. Heart? of Darkness? Reading in the Dark with J. Hillis Miller and Joseph Conrad --
Afterword(s): Contrary to the 'Logic of the Heading'
Series Title: Transitions.
Responsibility: Julian Wolfreys.


In this introductory study to the work of Jacques Derrida, Julian Wolfreys introduces the reader to a range of Derrida's interests and concerns, while offering readings, informed by Derrida's  Read more...


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'If theory now faces the insistent option 'Lacan or Derrida?', Julian Wolfreys has chosen decisively - and persuasively - to go with Derrida, and has written an introduction to his writing which is Read more...

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