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By J. Miller

This book—the end result of 40 years of friendship among J. Hillis Miller and Jacques Derrida, in which Miller additionally heavily all Derrida’s writings and seminars—is “for Derrida” in senses. it's “for him,” devoted to his reminiscence. The chapters additionally converse, in acts of examining, as advocates for Derrida’s paintings. They concentration specifically on Derrida’s overdue paintings, together with passages from the final, as but unpublished, seminars. The chapters are “partial to Derrida,” on his facet, taking his half, gratefully filing themselves to the call for made by way of Derrida’s writings to be read—slowly, rigorously, faithfully, with shut awareness to semantic detail.

The chapters don't growth ahead to inform a sequential tale. they're, quite, a sequence of views at the heterogeneity of Derrida’s paintings, or forays into that heterogeneity.

The leader aim has been, to borrow a word from Wallace Stevens, “plainly to propound” what Derrida says. The ebook goals, especially, to render Derrida’s writings justice. it's going to be remembered, even if, that, in keeping with Derrida himself, each rendering of justice can also be a transformative interpretation. A booklet like this one isn't really an alternative to examining Derrida for oneself. it really is to be was hoping that it'll motivate readers to just do that.

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