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Depeschen mit dem Leitwort Jacques Derrida

»What is certain is that this Death Penalty volume offers a rich, innovative approach to a confounding topic. One can only hope that it will be broadly read and debated.«

Jan Mieszkowski

Derrida and the Death Penalty: Jan Mieszkowski reviews The Death Penalty, Volume I by Jacques Derrida. His review and an interview with Peggy Kamuf, the translator of the book, by Arne De Boever you will find at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

»Of course, for hard-line deconstructionists, to read a man’s work through his biography is an intellectual error on a par with the “metaphysics of presence.”«

Emily Eakin

Emily Eakin reviews a new biography about Jacques Derrida. Derrida: A Biography by Benoît Peeters, tells the story of a Jewish boy from Algiers, excluded from school at the age of twelve, who went on to become the most widely translated French philosopher in the world. Read more at The New York Review of Books.