Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida

by Nicholas Royle
     
 

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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,… See more details below

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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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'Royle has the admirable gift of rendering the most difficult material accessible to students ... he can make it exciting to them, inspiring them to read more.' - Critical and Cultural Theory

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ISBN-13:
9781134583904
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/02/2003
Series:
Routledge Critical Thinkers
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

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.

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