By Derek Attridge
What's the value of deconstruction, and the writing of Jacques Derrida particularly, for literary feedback this day? Derek Attridge argues that the problem of Derrida's paintings for our figuring out of literature and its price has nonetheless now not been absolutely met, and during this e-book, which strains a detailed engagement with Derrida's writing over twenty years and displays an curiosity in that paintings going again one other twenty years, indicates how that paintings can remove darkness from various topics.
Chapters contain an summary of deconstruction as a serious perform this day, discussions of the key, postcolonialism, ethics, literary feedback, jargon, fiction, and images, and responses to the theoretical writing of Emmanuel Levinas, Roland Barthes, and J. Hillis Miller. additionally incorporated is a dialogue of the hot interpreting of Derrida's philosophy as 'radical atheism', and the publication ends with a talk on deconstruction and position with the theorist and critic Jean-Michel Rabaté.
Running all through is a priority with the query of accountability, as exemplified in Derrida's personal readings of literary and philosophical texts: accountability to the paintings being learn, accountability to the protocols of rational argument, and accountability to the reader.