Of Grammatology

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JHU Press, Jan 8, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 360 pages
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Jacques Derrida's revolutionary theories about deconstruction, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and structuralism, first voiced in the 1960s, forever changed the face of European and American criticism. The ideas in De la grammatologie sparked lively debates in intellectual circles that included students of literature, philosophy, and the humanities, inspiring these students to ask questions of their disciplines that had previously been considered improper. Thirty years later, the immense influence of Derrida's work is still igniting controversy, thanks in part to Gayatri Spivak's translation, which captures the richness and complexity of the original. This corrected edition adds a new index of the critics and philosophers cited in the text and makes one of contemporary criticism's most indispensable works even more accessible and usable.

  

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User Review  - Luis Branco - Goodreads

What impressed me most is to realize how far Derrida was from the people of his time. Read full review

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I studied under Jacques Derrida while working on a degree at that Deconstruction-loving university in Southern California. Meh. He smoked a pipe and had a stable of academics worshipping at the altar ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
vii
Preface
lxxxix
The End of the Book and the Beginning of Writing
6
Linguistics and Grammatology
27
Of Grammatology as a Positive Science
74
Part II
98
That Dangerous Supplement
141
Genesis and Structure of the Essay on the Origin of Languages
165
The Theory of Writing
269
Notes
317
Index
355
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About the author (1998)

Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.