The Invention of Deconstruction

  • Mark Currie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Invention, Advent, Event

  3. The Domestication of Derrida

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      Pages 65-65
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      Pages 67-80
  4. Deconstruction and Critical Authority

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
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      Pages 131-157
  5. Philosophy, Literature and Responsibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
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      Pages 161-177
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 218-252

About this book


Why did deconstruction emerge when it did? Why did commentators in literary studies seem to need to look back on it from the earliest moments of its emergence? This book argues that the invention of deconstruction was spread across several decades, conducted by many people, and focused on its two central figures, Jacques Derrida and Paul de Man.


Jacques Derrida linguistics literary studies Narrative

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Currie
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen Mary, University of LondonUK

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