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Geneses, Genealogies, Genres, and Genius - The Secrets of the Archive

English · Hardback

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Informationen zum Autor Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) was one of the twentieth century's most prolific and influential philosophers. He was director d'etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and professor of humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Among the most recent of his many books to be translated into English are Eyes of the University ; Rogues: Two Essays on Reason ; and On Touching: Jean-Luc Nancy . Beverley Bie Brahic is a translator and poet living in Paris. Klappentext Jacques Derrida argues that the feminist and intellectual Hélène Cixous is the most important writer working within the French idiom today. To prove this, he elucidates the epistemological and historical interconnectedness of four terms: genesis, genealogy, genre, and genius, and how they pertain to or are implicated in Cixous's work.Derrida explores Cixous's genius (a masculine term in French, he is quick to point out) and the inspiration that guides and informs her writing. He marvels at her skillful working within multiple genres. He focuses on a number of her works, including her extraordinary novel Manhattan and her lyrical and evocative Dream I Tell You, a book addressed to Derrida himself and one in which Cixous presents a series of her dreams. Derrida also delves into the nature of the literary archive, the production of literature, and the importance of the poetic and sexual difference to the entirety of his own work.For forty years, Derrida had a close personal and intellectual relationship with Hélène Cixous. Clever, playful, and eloquent, Geneses, Genealogies, Genres, and Genius charts the influence these two critical giants had on each other and is the most vital work to address Cixous's contribution to French thought. Zusammenfassung A translation of the keynote address Derrida delivered at the inaugural conference of the Helene Cixous archive at the National Library in Paris. It addresses Helene Cixous's contribution to French thought and is suitable for scholars and enthusiasts hoping to understand the relationship between Derrida and Cixous. ...

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Authors Jacques Derrida, Jacques/ Brahic Derrida
Assisted by Beverley Bie Brahic (Translation)
Publisher Columbia University Press
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 14.03.2023
 
EAN 9780231139786
ISBN 978-0-231-13978-6
No. of pages 128
Dimensions 140 mm x 197 mm x 19 mm
Series European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
European Perspectives: A Serie
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Philosophy > General, dictionaries
Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Philosophy: antiquity to present day

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