By Jacques Derrida
Acts of Literature, compiled in shut organization with Jacques Derrida, brings jointly for the 1st time a few Derrida's writings on literary texts. The essays speak about literary figures reminiscent of Rousseau, Mallarmé, Joyce, Shakespeare, and Kafka, and include items spanning Derrida's profession. the gathering now contains a massive interview with him on questions of literature, deconstruction, politics, feminism and heritage, and Derek Attridge presents an introductory essay on deconstruction and the query of literature, with feedback for extra analyzing. those essays study where and operation of literature in Western tradition, and are hugely unique responses to person literary texts. They spotlight Derrida's curiosity in literature as an important cultural establishment and as a in particular hard type of writing, with inescapable effects for our puzzling over philosophy, politics and ethics.
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And their authors can be, in statutory terms, men or women. There are sometimes more deconstructive resources—when you want or at least are able to make something of them in reading—and there is no text before and outside reading—in some texts by Joyce or Ponge, who are often phallocentric or phallogocentric in appearance, than in some texts which, thematically, are theatrically "feminist" or "anti-phallogocentric," be they signed by the names of men or women. Because of the literary dimension, what "phallogotentric" texts display is immediately suspended.
A philosophical, or journalistic, or scientific dis- suspend not reference (that's impossible) but the thetic relation to course, can be read in "nontranscendent" fashion. "Transcend" here meaning or referent, without for all that constituting the object as a means going beyond interest for the signifier, the form, the language literary object. Whence the difficulty of grasping what makes for the (note that I do not say "text") in the direction of the meaning or specificity of literary intentionality.
They are all offered, simultaneously, as reflections on the signature, the proper name, singularity. All this to explain that I have given up on writing in the direction of Beckett—for the moment. : "Aphorism Countertime" is an unusual text for you in that it presents a reading of a sixteenth-century work, Romeo and Juliet. Does a literary work as historically and culturally distant as this one pose any problems for your reading of it? And was your choice of this play largely by chance, as a result of an invitation, or do you feel that of Shakespeare's works this one merits special attention in terms of your interests and goals?