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Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchot : Sources of Derrida's Notion and Practice of Literature - Timothy Clark

Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchot

Sources of Derrida's Notion and Practice of Literature

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1992
ISBN: 9780521405393
Number Of Pages: 236

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Jacques Derrida is undoubtedly one of the foremost figures in the development of twentienth-century literary theory. The school of 'deconstruction' that has grown out of his work has been either absorbed into the corpus of modern literary theory, or more recently criticised for its departures from the original texts of Derrida in whose name it is practised. Timothy Clark's innovative book traces instead sources of Derrida's practice of 'literature' as a form of philosophical thinking, in the work of Heidegger and Blanchot. It offers a welcome stylistic clarity in a field beleaguered by its philosophical and linguistic difficulty. Clark gives close readings of key texts including Heidegger's Conversation on a Country Path, Blanchot's L'attente l'oubli, and Derrida's Pas and Signsponge, and widens the scope of his discussion of philosophical cultivation of 'literary' forms to include in addition the issues of creativity, influence and responsibility as they appear in the work of Lyotard and Levinas.

Principal short forms of citation
Overcoming aesthetics, Heideggerian Dichtung
Maurice Blanchot: Literature as the Paralysis of Being
Derrida and literary syntax
Signsponge: a science of the singular?
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ISBN: 9780521405393
ISBN-10: 0521405394
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 31st July 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45