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Derrida and the Future of Literature
Derrida and the Future of Literature
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Joseph G. Kronick - Author
SUNY series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory
Price: $50.50 
Hardcover - 216 pages
Release Date: September 1999
ISBN10: 0-7914-4335-3
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-4335-4

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Paperback - 216 pages
Release Date: September 1999
ISBN10: 0-7914-4336-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-4336-1

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Presented here is the fullest account to date of Derrida's unconventional understanding of literature and its importance to the development of a poststructural ethics. Kronick explains why Derrida has had such a great impact upon literary studies, and at the same time, he demonstrates how different Derrida's conception of literature is from the literary critic's. Focusing on such key topics as singularity, justice, law, aporia, and the event, this book explores the unexpected ways literature appears in Derrida's works and is tied to his major concepts.

"I like this book for at least three reasons. First of all, it is the first book-length study of Derrida's understanding of literature. This alone is an achievement. Second, Kronick shows, in the most convincing ways, to what extent Derrida's terms, concepts, issues, etc., hang together. Third, he proceeds patiently and cautiously, steering clear of all simplification. As a result, this study provides a number of very well wrought formulations that illuminate some very difficult issues in significant ways." -- Rodolphe Gasche, author of Inventions of Difference: On Jacques Derrida

"This is an important and mature assessment of the role of the literary in Derrida's work. Two aspects are particularly valuable: first, Kronick's excellent discussion of the event as the structure of iteration, or singularity marked by the difference of its repetition; second, his careful analysis of literature's 'invention' of its referent, of the double bind of literature: necessary referentiality and, equally important, its undermining of representation." -- Krzysztof Ziarek, author of Inflected Language: Toward a Hermeneutics of Nearness: Heidegger, Levinas, Stevens, Celan

Joseph G. Kronick is Professor of English at Louisiana State University. He is the author of American Poetics of History: From Emerson to the Moderns and coeditor (with Bainard Cowan) of Theorizing American Literature: Hegel, the Sign, and History.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations of Derrida's Works

Introduction: On the Secret

1. "Aporetic Conclusion": The Law of the Name

2. Edmond Jabès and the Question of the Jewish Unhappy Consciousness: Reflections on Deconstruction

3. Deconstruction and the Future of Literature (or, Writing in the Nuclear Age)

4. Monstrous Writing: The Gift of Literature

Notes

Index



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