Derrida and the Future of Literature

Derrida and the Future of Literature

by Joseph G. Kronick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791443353

ISBN-13: 9780791443354

Pub. Date: 09/01/1999

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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.

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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 works and is tied to his major concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791443354
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
SUNY series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations of Derrida's Works

Introduction: On the Secret

1. "Aporetic Conclusion": The Law of the Name

2. Edmond Jabès and the Question of the Jewish Unhappy Consciousness: Reflections on Deconstruction

3. Deconstruction and the Future of Literature (or, Writing in the Nuclear Age)

4. Monstrous Writing: The Gift of Literature

Notes

Index

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