Insister of Jacques Derrida

Insister of Jacques Derrida

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qExciting, passionate writing. A refusal to mourn her very close friend Derrida's death, it begins with a telling of a dream in which Derrida and Cixous feature as footballing mice.q Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski, The Independent. In 2003 Derrida had promised to attend a colloquium on 'Reading Cixous and Derrida Reading Each Other/Themselves'. His untimely death in 2004 meant that it was, as Cixous writes, 'Impossible to keep one's word on this subject.' Insister of Jacques Derrida is Cixous' poignant and compelling response to his unfulfilled promise and a moving tribute to the colleague, collaborator and friend with whom she created some of the most memorable meditations on literature and philosophy of the last century. Written in lucid, poetic style, Cixous uses powerful and evocative recollections to closely read, explicate and speculate on their intensely productive relationship as well as on Derrida's legacy, demonstrating the profound commitment that formed the cornerstone of both their friendship and their life's works.In 1993, Cixousa#39;s essay a€œQuelleheure estil? ... the crossed works of Cixous and Derrida provoke vertigo asinthe confrontation withtheinfinite andthereby inspire respect, it isas much the sound asthe sense that urgesme to pronounce this word, .

Title:Insister of Jacques Derrida
Author:Helene Cixous
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press - 2007-11-21


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