Of Hospitality (Cultural Memory in the Present) (Paperback)

Of Hospitality (Cultural Memory in the Present) By Jacques Derrida, Anne Dufourmantelle, Rachel Bowlby (Translator) Cover Image

Of Hospitality (Cultural Memory in the Present) (Paperback)

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Consisting of two texts on facing pages, the form of this presentation of two 1996 lectures on hospitality by Jacques Derrida is a self-conscious enactment of its content. Invitation by Anne Dufourmantelle appears on the left (an invitation that of course originates a response), clarifying and inflecting Derrida's "response" on the right.
Product Details ISBN: 9780804734066
ISBN-10: 0804734062
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2000
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Cultural Memory in the Present

"Of Hospitality provides us with a glimpse of Jacques Derrida as not only the brilliant thinker and writer readers have long admired but as the masterful lecturer and pedagogue his students have long known. . . . Of Hospitality should find a welcome audience not only among faithful readers of Derrida but among all those who are open enough to hear the knock at their borders or their doors."—L'Esprit Créateur

"Both lectures [in the book] deserve credit not only for representing a significant step in Derrida's reflection on ethics and politics but also for prompting us to begin our own deconstructive work and rethink our identity."—Symploke