H. C. for Life, That Is to Say... (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

By: Jacques Derrida

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"H. C. for Life, That Is to Say . . ." is Derrida's literary critical recollection of his lifelong friendship with Helene Cixous. The main figure that informs Derrida's reading here is that of "taking sides." While Helene Cixous in her life and work takes the side of life, "for life," Derrida admits always feeling drawn to the side of death. Rather than being an obvious choice, taking the side of life is an act of faith, by wagering one's life on life.
"H. C. for Life" sets up and explores this interminable "argument" between Derrida and Cixous as to what death has in store deep within life itself, before the end. In addition to being a memoir, it is also a theoretical confrontation--for example about the meaning of "might" and "omnipotence," and a philosophical and philological analysis of the crypts within the vast oeuvre of Helene Cixous. Finally, the book is Derrida's tribute to the thought of the woman whom he regards as one of the great French poets, writers, and thinkers of our time.

Title: H. C. for Life, That Is to Say... (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

Author Name: Jacques Derrida

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Publisher: Stanford University Press:

ISBN Number: 0804754020

ISBN Number 13: 9780804754026

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

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