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Derrida, literature and war absence and the chance of meeting by Sean Gaston

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Published by Continuum in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Derrida, Jacques

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSean Gaston.
SeriesPhilosophy, aesthetics and cultural theory
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB2430.D484 G385 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22679732M
ISBN 109781847065520, 9781847065537
LC Control Number2008048768

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  Derrida, Literature and War argues for the importance of the relation between absence and chance in Derrida's work in thinking today about war and literature. Sean Gaston starts by marking Derrida's attempts to resist the philosophical tradition of calculating on absence as an assured resource, while insisting on the (mis)chances of the chance 5/5(1).   Gerald Moore, Derrida, Literature and War: Absence and the Chance of Meeting, French Studies, Vol Issue 2, April , Page , Sean Gaston's fourth book on Derrida in five years begins with a Preface, preceding a Prologue that stands in for an introduction. The Preface describes the book as an exploration of Derrida's affirmation Author: Gerald Moore.   Derrida, Literature and War by Sean Gaston, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.5/5(1). Derrida, Literature and War: Absence and the Chance of Meeting. By Sean Gaston. (Philosophy, Aesthetics and Cultural Theory). London: Continuum, xxi + pp., ill. Hb £ Pb £ Sean Gaston's fourth book on Derrida in five years begins with a Preface, preceding a Prologue that stands in for an introduction.

The book consists of The Instant of My Death, a powerful short prose piece by Blanchot, and an extended essay by Derrida that reads it in the context of questions of literature and of bearing witness. Blanchot's narrative concerns a moment when a young man is brought before a firing squad during World War II and then suddenly finds himself. Derrida, Literature and War argues for the importance of the relation between absence and chance in Derrida's work in thinking today about war and literature. Sean Gaston starts by marking Derrida's attempts to resist the philosophical tradition of calculating on absence as an assured resource, while insisting on the (mis)chances of the chance encounter. Gaston re-examines the relation between. Giovanna Borradori: September 11 [le 11 septembre] gave us the impression of being a major event, one of the most important historical events we will witness in our lifetime, especially for those of us who never lived through a world war. Do you agree? Jacques Derrida: Le 11 septembre, as you say, or, since we have agreed to speak two languages, "September ".   : The Derrida Wordbook (): Dick, Maria-Daniella, Wolfreys, Julian: Books.

Jacques Derrida has books on Goodreads with ratings. Jacques Derrida’s most popular book is Writing and Difference. Royle's book proceeds in a new and different way, in particular by focusing 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 such writers as Shakespeare, Coleridge, P.B. Shelley, Poe, Emily. Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher and writer. He extensively wrote and talked about his theory of semiotic analysis called deconstruction. Over the course of his life, he wrote, spoke and published many essays. He has at least forty books to his name, out which only the best make it to the list of top 10 books by Jacques Derrida. Also, his life has been chronicled in the film called. Jacques Derrida was born in El-Biar, Algeria on J He graduated from the École Normal Supérieure in He taught philosophy and logic at both the University of Paris and the École Normal Supérieure for around 30 years.4/5(3).