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The Derrida Wordbook

Wolfreys, Julian, Dick, Maria-Daniella

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ISBN 10: 0748622756 / ISBN 13: 9780748622757
Published by Edinburgh University Press, 2013
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Title: The Derrida Wordbook

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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A glossary of words associated with Jacques Derrida accommodating the far-reaching implications of his work

This cornucopia of words and definitions intervenes at crucial points of tension across the entire range of Derrida's publications, including those published posthumously. It offers sustained expository engagement with a series of 67 key words - from Aporia to Yes - having significance throughout Derrida's thought and writing. Touching on the literary, as well as on political, aesthetic, phenomenological and psychoanalytic discourses, and tracing how Derrida's own practice of close reading shadows faithfully the texts he reads before producing a breaking point in the logical limits of a given text, each word, the essays illustrate, is not a final word. Instead, each shows itself, through close reading that places the terms, figures, tropes, and motifs in their broader contexts, to be a gateway, opening on to innumerable, interconnected concerns that inform the work of Jacques Derrida.

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Maria-Daniella Dick is presently University Teacher in Literature since 1900 at the University of Glasgow; She has previously taught English Literature and Comparative Literature at the University of Glasgow for 5 years, and in 2012 has been a Visiting Lecturer at Glasgow School of Art.

Julian Wolfeys is author and editor of more than 40 books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century English literature and literary theory. Most recently he has published Dickens's London and The Derrida Wordbook, both with EUP. He is Professor of English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, where he is also Director of the Centre for Studies in LIterature. He recently published his first novel, Silent Music.

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