Jacques Derrida /Series: Routledge critical thinkersPublication details: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.Description: xxii, 185 pages ; 21 cmISBN:
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-177) and indexes.
Why Derrida? -- Key ideas -- Deconstruction the earthquake -- Be free -- Supplement -- Text -- Difference -- The most interesting thing in the world -- Monsters -- Secret life -- Poetry break -- After Derrida.
"In this introduction, Royle offers explanations of various key ideas, including deconstruction, differance and the democracy to come. He also gives attention, however, to a range of perhaps less obvious topics, such as earthquakes, animals and animality, ghosts, monstrosity, the poematic, drugs, gifts, secrets, war and mourning. Derrida is seen as an extraordinarily inventive thinker, as well as a brilliantly imaginative and often very funny writer. The author focuses on the crucial but strange place of literature in Derrida's writings. He thus provides an appreciation and understanding based on detailed reference to Derrida's texts, interwoven with close readings of literary works. In doing so, he explores Derrida's consistent view that deconstruction is a 'coming-to-terms with literature'. He emphasises the ways in which 'literature', for Derrida, is bound up with other concerns, such as philosophy and psychoanalysis, politics and ethics, responsibility and justice, law and democracy."-- Jacket.