Instant of My Death - Demeure Fiction and Testimony

ISBN-10: 0804733260

ISBN-13: 9780804733267

Edition: 2000

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The Instant of my Death is a powerful short prose piece by Maurice Blanchot, concerning a moment when a young man due to be shot finds himself released. Derrida reads Blanchot's piece in the context of questions of literature and of bearing witness.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Maurice Blanchot, 1907 - Novelist and critic Maurice Blanchot was born in 1907. Some of his works in translation include "Death Sentence" (1978), "The Gaze of Orpheus" (1981), "Madness of the Day" (1988), "The One Who Was Standing Apart From Me" (1993), all of which were translated by Lydia Davis, and "Michel Foucault as I Imagine Him" (translated by Jeffrey Mehlman, 1987).

Jacques Derrida was born in Algeria in 1930. His works of philosophy and linguistics form the basis of the school of criticism known as deconstruction. This theory states that language is an inadequate method to give an unambiguous definition of a work, as the meaning of text can differ depending on reader, time, and context. His De la Grammatologie (1967, published as Of Grammatology in 1976), is the most formal known statement of his theory. He further demonstrates this theory in his book Glas (1974, translated to English in 1986). Jacques Derrida lives in Paris and teaches at the Ecole Normale Superieure. His awards include honorary doctorates form Columbia (1980), the University of Louvain (1983), and the University of Essex (1987), and an honorary degree by Cambridge University (1992), which was publicly contested, adding to his already controversial reputation.

The Instant of My Death
Demeure: Fiction and Testimony
Reading "beyond the beginning"; or, On the Venom in Letters: Postscript and "Literary Supplement"
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