Jacques Derrida, De la grammatologie [Of Grammatology]

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Derrida’s

De la grammatologie

was published by Les Éditions de Minuit in 1967 as part of the collection “Critique”. The English translation by Gayatri Chaktravorty Spivak,

Of Grammatology

, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, appeared nine years later in 1976.

Of Grammatology

has become Derrida’s most well known work and has had a remarkable impact on the Humanities in the last forty years, particularly the fields of literary theory, French studies and contemporary philosophy.

In an interview in 1967 (“Implications”) Derrida suggested that he did not want De la grammatologie to be read as a philosophical treatise advocating a new system or as a unified, “completed” work (in the Hegelian sense of the work as part of a progressive history of spirit that culminates in

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Citation: Gaston, Sean. "De la grammatologie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 August 2011 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=10524, accessed 25 May 2024.]

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