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Derrida and the Future of Literature [NOOK Book]

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Presented here is the fullest account to date of Derrida's unconventional understanding of literature and its importance to the development of a poststructural ethics. Kronick explains why Derrida has had such a great impact upon literary studies, and at the same time, he demonstrates how different Derrida's conception of literature is from the literary critic's. Focusing on such key topics as singularity, justice, law, aporia, and the event, this book explores the unexpected ways literature appears in Derrida's ...
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Overview

Presented here is the fullest account to date of Derrida's unconventional understanding of literature and its importance to the development of a poststructural ethics. Kronick explains why Derrida has had such a great impact upon literary studies, and at the same time, he demonstrates how different Derrida's conception of literature is from the literary critic's. Focusing on such key topics as singularity, justice, law, aporia, and the event, this book explores the unexpected ways literature appears in Derrida's works and is tied to his major concepts.
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Explores the contemporary French philosopher's views on what he called literary writing. One of the four chapters has been previously published, and all have been presented at various conferences. They are Aporetic Conclusion: The Law of the Name, Edmond Jab<'e>s and the Question of the Jewish Unhappy Consciousness: Reflections on Deconstruction, Deconstruction and the Future of Literature, and Monstrous Writing: The Gift of Literature. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438409740
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 589 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations of Derrida's Works
Introduction: On the Secret 1
1 "Aporetic Conclusion": The Law of the Name 31
2 Edmond Jabes and the Question of the Jewish Unhappy Consciousness: Reflections on Deconstruction 69
3 Deconstruction and the Future of Literature (or, Writing in the Nuclear Age) 101
4 Monstrous Writing: The Gift of Literature 143
Notes 177
Index 209
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