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Derek Attridge in Conversation
by Derek Attridge
translated by David Jonathan Y. Bayot and Franciso Roman Guevara
Sussex Academic Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-1-78284-247-7 | Paper: 978-1-84519-753-7
Library of Congress Classification PN81.A78 2015

This volume of conversation not only provides a succinct philosophical biography that highlights the wide range of Attridge's interests. It likewise foregrounds his energetic engagements with literary theory, poetics, and stylistics, as well as his reassessments of contemporary philosophy and literary ideas, specifically those pertaining to the work Jacques Derrida, James Joyce, and J. M. Coetzee. Readers will find in this book a wonderful balancing act as Attridge negotiates the dynamics between the orthodoxies of critical practice and the strategic interventions of deconstructive reading. This book, with an appendix of a chronological listing of Attridge's publications, is an accessible and provocative introduction to the ideas of one of the most brilliant critical voices and generous presences in literary studies in the Anglophone world.

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