Jacques Derrida
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 1997 (corrected edition), 1976; originally published (in French) 1966, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780801818790

From the Publisher. Jacques Derrida’s revolutionary theories about deconstruction, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and structuralism, first voiced in the 1960s, forever changed the face of European and American criticism. The ideas in Of Grammatology (De la grammatologie) sparked lively debates in intellectual circles that included students of literature, philosophy, and the humanities, inspiring these students to ask questions of their disciplines that had previously been considered improper.

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Ellen Lupton

Derrida unleashed upon civilization his viral concept of “deconstruction” in this hugely influential text. The book is largely unreadable to Muggles like me, but its commentary on the interaction of writing, speech, and typography has shaped the way I read, write, and design. Its repercussions in the fields of art, design, literature, and fashion are legendary.

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