Insister of Jacques Derrida

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Helene Cixous is arguably the most insightful and unbridled reader of Jacques Derrida today. In Insister she brings a unique mixture of theoretical speculation, breath-taking textual explication and scholarly erudition to an extremely close reading of Derrida's work, always attentive to the details of his thinking. At the same time, Insister is an extraordinarily poetic meditation, a work of literature and of mourning for Jacques Derrida the ...
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Overview

Helene Cixous is arguably the most insightful and unbridled reader of Jacques Derrida today. In Insister she brings a unique mixture of theoretical speculation, breath-taking textual explication and scholarly erudition to an extremely close reading of Derrida's work, always attentive to the details of his thinking. At the same time, Insister is an extraordinarily poetic meditation, a work of literature and of mourning for Jacques Derrida the person, who was a close friend and accomplice of Cixous's from the beginning of their careers.

About the Author:
Helene Cixous is Emeritus Professor of Literature at the Universite de Paris VIII

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"I have often declared my admiration for Hélène Cixous, for the person and for the work: immense, powerful, so multiple but unique in this century."—Jacques Derrida

"Insister of Jacques Derrida, so expertly translated by Derrida's principal and most faithful translator, Peggy Kamuf, is an indispensable, daring, heartfelt and moving book. It presents a flawless, committed reading that is in the spirit of Derrida in its serious playfulness, its poetic sinuousness, its elegant reasoning and rhetoric while also being wholly in Cixous' own singular voice. This is not merely a study of Derrida, it is a haunting dialogue with his memory and with his phantom."—Julian Wolfreys, Loughborough University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804759083
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/14/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,248,318
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Hélène Cixous is Emeritus Professor of Literature at the Université de Paris VIII. One of the most celebrated contemporary writers and theorists, her recent publications in English include Dream I Tell You (2006), Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a Young Jewish Saint (2004), Hélène Cixous: The Writing Notebooks (2004), and Veils (Stanford, 2001).

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Table of Contents

Insister: How to Translate That?     5
The Flying Manuscript     53
The Infinite Tastes of Dreams     121
It's My Fault     169
Postscript: From Life     179
Notes     183
Description of the Original Manuscript of Veils     189
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