Who is Derrida, What is He?

Bernard Bergonzi

in Exploding English

Published in print May 1991 | ISBN: 9780198112617
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670817 | DOI:

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Who is Derrida, What is He?

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This chapter discusses the nature of Jacques Derrida's reputation. One thing that all readers are most likely to agree upon is that Derrida is a very difficult writer. He is an admired figure in both the French and the American academic worlds. The discussions in this chapter show that Derrida is a man whose dominance in critical theory is inescapable.

Keywords: nature; Jacques Derrida; critical theory; writer

Chapter.  4380 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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