Derrida: a guide for the perplexed

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Continuum, Jan 1, 2008 - Philosophy - 172 pages
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Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material. Jacques Derrida is one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. His writings, his lectures and his involvement in a number of political causes have transformed the way in which literature and cultural studies are taught, yet his work has often met with incomprehension, hostility and fear. This guide provides students with a clear, unintimidating introduction to Derrida, the key concepts and ideas associated with his work and the major subjects be addresses. Without assuming any prior knowledge of Derrida's work or literary theory more widely, the guide introduces Derrida's ideas, work, reception and his wider philosophical and critical influence. Book jacket.

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User Review  - Johannes Bertus - Goodreads

Worth a read if you are interested in the size of Wolfrey's vocabulary, but not if you want to understand Derrida. Even the poor person who edited the manuscript was apparently left more perplexed by ... Read full review

Contents

Jacques Derrida un resau de traces
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this therefore will not have been
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Difference and Writing
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Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Julian Wolfrey's books include "Being English: Narratives, Idioms and Performances of National Identity from Coleridge to Trollope" and, co-authored with Bill Baker, "Literary Theory: A Case Study in Critical Performance".

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