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Not Half No End : Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida, Hardback Book

Not Half No End : Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida Hardback

Part of the The Frontiers of Theory series


This book gathers essays written by Geoffrey Bennington since the death of his friend Jacques Derrida in 2004.

All continue the ongoing work of elucidating difficult and complex thought, often enough with reference to Derrida's persistent interrogation of the concepts of life and death, mourning and melancholia, and what he sometimes calls 'half-mourning'.

Not Half No End relates this 'ethical' interruption of mourning to the persistent but still ill-understood motif of interrupted teleology, which, it is argued here, is definitive of deconstruction in general.

This suspension or interruption of the end (which is none other than differance 'itself') has all manner of consequences for our thinking, and for how we attempt to categorize that thinking (as epistemological, ethical, political or aesthetic, for example).

Not Half No End moves through all these domains, and the whole of Derrida's rich and varied corpus, in a weave of styles - from the expository and analytic to the autobiographical and confessional - in the ongoing process of deconstruction. Key Features * New collection of essays by major theorist * Expanded readings of late texts by Derrida * Research monograph on mourning and melancholy * First consideration of the legacy of Derrida by a co-author


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