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Memoires for Paul de Man / Jacques Derrida; trad. Cecile Lindsay, Jonathan Culler, Eduardo Cadava

Main Author Derrida, Jacques, 1930-2004 Secondary Author Lindsay, Cecile
Culler, Jonathan
Cadava, Eduardo
Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : Columbia University Press, cop. 1986 Description XV, 153 p. ; 21 cm ISBN 0-231-06232-X CDU 19 DERRIDA
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A tribute to one of the fathers of deconstruction as well as an extended essay on memory, death, and friendship.

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In this edition of the 1983 Wellek lectures, noted French philosopher Derrida discusses the theme of memory in de Man's writings and in philosophy in general. Derrida offers significant insights into de Man's understanding of Heidegger, H;olderlin, Hegel, Austin, and Rousseau. Woven into these discussions are important comments on the place of ``deconstruction in America,'' as Derrida argues that de Man's influence on the development of a uniquely American form of deconstruction is unparalleled. A warm, personal, and at times touching account of the de Man/Derrida intellectual friendship and the existential experience of a friend's death, this work shows a very human side to a thinker and theory whose humanity has been questioned by critics. A welcome addition to any library already containing some writings of Derrida (Of Grammatology, CH, Jul '77; Writing and Difference, 1978; Dissemination, CH, Mar '82; Margins of Philosophy, 1982); or de Man (Blindness and Insight, 2nd ed., 1983; Allegories of Reading, CH, Mar '80; The Rhetoric of Romanticism, CH, May '85). This text will be of interest primarily to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and faculty in literature, French, and philosophy.-A.D. Schrift, Clarkson University

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Jacques Derrida was born in El-Biar, Algeria on July 15, 1930. He graduated from the École Normal Supérieure in 1956. He taught philosophy and logic at both the University of Paris and the École Normal Supérieure for around 30 years. His works of philosophy and linguistics form the basis of the school of criticism known as deconstruction. This theory states that language is an inadequate method to give an unambiguous definition of a work, as the meaning of text can differ depending on reader, time, and context.

During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books on various aspects of deconstruction including Of Grammatology, Glas, The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, and Ulysses Gramophone: Hear Say Yes in Joyce. He died of pancreatic cancer on October 9, 2004 at the age of 74.

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