Deconstruction · Derrida

  • Authors
  • Julian Wolfreys

Part of the Transitions book series (TRANSs)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: ‘Deconstruction, if such a thing exists …’

  3. The Make-Believe of a Beginning

  4. Preparatory to Anything Else: Singular Examples or, Identity, Spectrality, Undecidability

  5. Some Supplementary Afterword(s)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-240

About this book


Deconstruction*Derrida contests the notion that what Jacques Derrida does can be turned into a theory for literary interpretation. It also questions the idea that there is a critical methodology called deconstruction which can be applied to literary texts in a programmatic fashion. In this introductory study to the work of Jacques Derrida, Julian Wolfreys introduces the reader to a range of Derrida's interests and concerns, while offering readings, informed by Derrida's thought, of canonical and less well-known literary works.


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