Deconstruction: Theory and Practice

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Routledge, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 234 pages
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Deconstruction: Theory and Practice has been acclaimed as by far the most readable, concise and authoritative guide to this topic. Without oversimplifying or glossing over the challenges, Norris makes deconstruction more accessible to the reader. The volume focuses on the works of Jacques Derrida which caused this seismic shift in critical thought, as well as the work of North American critics Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, J. Hillis Miller and Harold Bloom.
In this third, revised edition, Norris builds on his 1991 Afterword with an entirely new Postscript, reflecting upon recent critical debate. The Postscript includes an extensive list of recommended reading, complementing what was already one of the most useful bibliographies available.

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Review: Deconstruction: Theory and Practice (New Accents)

User Review  - Alan Wilkes - Goodreads

After this book, and an introduction in a rhetoric course I took last year, I feel ready to start reading Derrida's work. Nolan does a good job of introducing the basic ideas of a theoretician that ... Read full review

Review: Deconstruction: Theory and Practice (New Accents)

User Review  - AN - Goodreads

A helpful book as an introduction to deconstruction, although far from being efficient. The second and third postscripts reveal the reason why the book requires substantial revision and re-writing ... Read full review

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Christopher Norris is Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at the University of Cardiff, Wales.

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