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The Derrida Reader

Writing Performances

Edited by Julian Wolfreys

Paperback (Printed to Order)
This reader brings together selected (complete or self-contained) texts which are not generally anthologised, particularly those which deal with specifically literary writers and literary topics. The collection focuses on a number of texts which address French writers and writers in French, such as Valéry, Rousseau, Lévi-Strauss, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, while also addressing other concerns prominent throughout Derrida's career as a writer, such as Plato, Freud and Marx.

About the Author

Julian Wolfeys is Professor of English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, where he is also Director of the Centre for Studies in LIterature. He is author and editor of more than 40 books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century English literature and literary theory. Most recently he has published Dickens’s London and The Derrida Wordbook, both with Edinburgh University Press. He recently published his first novel, Silent Music.


This is a good anthology and will serve well the teacher of deconstruction