Jacques Derrida is probably the most famous European philosopher alive today. The University of Nebraska Press makes available for the first English translation of his most important work to date, Glas. Its appearance will assist Derrida's readers pro and con in coming to terms with a complex and controversial book. Glas extensively reworks the problems of reading and writJacques Derrida is probably the most famous European philosopher alive today. The University of Nebraska Press makes available for the first English translation of his most important work to date, Glas. Its appearance will assist Derrida's readers pro and con in coming to terms with a complex and controversial book. Glas extensively reworks the problems of reading and writing in philosophy and literature; questions the possibility of linear reading and its consequent notions of theme, author, narrative, and discursive demonstration; and ingeniously disrupts the positions of reader and writer in the text.Glas is extraordinary in many ways, most obviously in its typography. Arranged in two columns, with inserted sections within these, the book simultaneously discusses Hegel’s philosophy and Jean Genet’s fiction, and shows how two such seemingly distinct kinds of criticism can reflect and influence one another. The customary segregation of philosophy, rhetoric, psychoanalysis, linguistics, history, and poetics is systematically subverted. In design and content, the books calls into question “types” of literature (history, philosophy, literary criticism), the ownership of ideas and styles, the glorification of literary heroes, and the limits of literary representation....
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Well, some of the sponge/Ponge riffing is pretty cool, but I can't help feeling that reading Derrida here (as in many other texts) is the equivalent of being forced to watch him masturbate while he's watching porn--a video of himself masturbating. Sorry Good People of Theory Town.
Thus book shatters your concepts of book, text and reading when you open it and begin. For there is no beginning as there is no end. Its margins roll on and off beyond the pages and sew/cut into the fabric of our very lives.I cannot begin commenting on Glas. I would never end. In a sense all I ever write is a reflection, a resonance of the knell, the bell, the ringing that shatters so softly, that is Glas.
Derrida - Para Principiantes Pág.125
While some may consider this book a little abstract, Derrida's glosses of Genet and Hegel are filled with poetry. My advice in reading this book is to enjoy the way that Derrida deconstructs the notion of a book and not to worry too much about making sense of everything.
This seems challenging, but I'd like to attempt it at one point.---4/5/12 - "Glas"sary lol. Will refer to it if I need to.
Takes you some interesting places in your head. And if you allow it, this way of seeing and expressing and re-seeing can spread into other areas of your creative life.
all I read is difficult literature and critical theory - and this was still incomprehensible to me
Gorgeous typesetting, wish I had the HC...