Jacques Derrida: XD-US. ...

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Routledge, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 185 pages
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There are few figures more important in literary and critical theory than Jacques Derrida. Whether lauded or condemned, his writing has had far-reaching ramifications, and his work on deconstruction cannot be ignored. This volume introduces students of literature and cultural studies to Derrida's enormously influential texts, covering such topics as:
*deconstruction, text and difference
*literature and freedom
*law, justice and the 'democracy to come'
*drugs, secrets and gifts.
Nicholas Royle's unique book, written in an innovative and original style, is an outstanding introduction to the methods and significance of Jacques Derrida.

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Review: Jacques Derrida (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

This is a fantastic introduction to Derrida's thought. Royle doesn't spoon-feed you the "main ideas" in Derrida's works. Instead, he leads the reader in thinking through Derrida's ideas. It's ... Read full review

Review: Jacques Derrida (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

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An exhilarating book, generously affording insightful etymologies of words in question along with a recourse to far-fetched yet accessible literary examples, Royle's stands among the best sources ever ... Read full review

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Nicholas Royle is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Sussex. He is Joint Editor of the Oxford Literary Review and author of several influential texts. His recent publications include Deconstructions: A User's Guide and The Uncanny: An Introduction.