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Posthumously : For Jacques Derrida (Reprint) (Paperback) (Zsuzsa Baross)
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This book is an homage to the spirit of philosopher Jacques Derrida and seeks to grasp the significance of his death on the rich corpus of his work in a voice that remains true to the “faithful betrayals” of Derrida’s own works of deconstruction. The work is an exploration of both Derrida and deconstruction through the unusual prism of cinema and photography, bringing into play Gilles Deleuze’s concept of creative repetition. The book also embarks on a detailed engagement with Derrida’s oft-neglected book on drawing, Memoirs of the Blind, and provides a subversive reading of that text, arguing that its labyrinthine turns obscure a secret ambition to stage the last battle between its own graphic trait and the image in full color. Beneath this vivid canopy, Zsuzsa Baross brings together a collection of shorter pieces developing the meaning of the term posthumous in the world of writing and literary criticism, interrogating Derrida’s posthumous lesson on “learning to live.” This unique volume also analyzes Derrida’s last handwritten note; a note, the author argues, that reopens the question of the posthumous and provides an infinitely moving lesson on life.
Number of Pages: 164
Sub-Genre: Movements / Deconstruction
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Zsuzsa Baross
Street Date: April 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-5666
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