Monolingualism of the Other: or, The Prosthesis of Origin (Cultural Memory in the Present Series)

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Overview


“In this elegant and engaging essay, Derrida turns to the subject of Derrida as Algerian Jew and as a dissociated Francophone.”—The Front Table
“Clearly, Derrida is bravely turning away from decades of structuralist thinking that made even the slightest hint of transcendence into an intellectual taboo.”—Substance
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"In this elegant and engaging essay, Derrida turns to the subject of Derrida as Algerian Jew and as a dissociated Francophone."—The Front Table

"Clearly, Derrida is bravely turning away from decades of structuralist thinking that made even the slightest hint of transcendence into an intellectual taboo."—Substance

"Derrida has produced a text which takes philosophy and autobiography into the closest possible proximity; yet the result is something far more significant than the personal reminiscences of a philosopher."—Times Literary Supplement

Simon Glendinning
Derrida has produced a text which takes philosophy and autobiography into the closest possible proximity; yet the result is something far more significant than the personal reminiscences of a philosopher.
Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804732895
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Series: Cultural Memory in the Present Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,024,208
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Jacques Derrida was Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Among his books translated into English is Resistances of Psychoanalysis (Stanford, 1998).
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