Michael Wood: Jacques Derrida, 1 November 2001
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Chicago, 272 pp., £16, July 2001, 0 226 14316 3Show More
A Taste for the Secret by Jacques Derrida and Maurizio Ferraris, translated by Giacomo Donis.
Polity, 161 pp., £13.99, May 2001, 0 7456 2334 4Show More
“... In 1995, Derrida wrote of Lyotard and himself as the last survivors of a generation, although he also worried about ‘that terrible and somewhat misleading word’. The word is terrible, presumably, because it conceals death in its very announcement of life: ‘those dying generations’, Yeats wrote, but then all generations die, that’s what they do ...”