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Acts of Literature

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Media type  Print
Author  Jacques Derrida
Published  1991
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Pages  472
Page count  472
Subject  Literature
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Similar  Works by Jacques Derrida, Other books

Acts of Literature is a 1991 philosophical and literary book based on essays by Jacques Derrida. This book is the first collection of Derrida's essays on Western-culture literary texts. Derek Attridge edited the book in close association with Derrida himself.

Contents

Summary

Derrida discusses authors such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Stéphane Mallarmé, James Joyce, William Shakespeare, and Franz Kafka.

Influence

A part highly cited by scholars is the chapter dedicated to James Joyce: ‘Ulysses’ Gramophone: Hear Say Yes In Joyce. (pp. 253–309).

Editions

  • 1st edition published by Routledge, November 20, 1991. ISBN 978-0-415-90057-7.
  • References

    Acts of Literature Wikipedia


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