Derrida's Breakfast

Author(s): David Brooks

Words & Ideas

Four essays, three on the philosopher Jacques Derrida, whose writings have so influenced our time (one on his breakfast, one on his cat, one on his relationship with a snake, and one (on the killing of doves) on the great early twentieth century poet Rilke - each of them examining key failures and challenges in the relationship of poetry, philosophy and 'the animal', and each entertaining, absorbing, and thought-provoking well beyond its given subject. A book that crosses with apparent ease the boundaries of philosophy, literary criticism (there are passages on Coleridge, on D.H. Lawrence, on Henry Lawson) and human-animal relations, by a writer recently described as 'one of the most skilful, unusual and versatile of Australian writers' (Sydney Morning Herald, January 2016).

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General Fields

  • : 9781921556999
  • : Brandl & Schlesinger Pty Ltd
  • : Brandl & Schlesinger Pty Ltd
  • : January 2016
  • : 190mm X 124mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 194
  • : 128
  • : David Brooks
  • : Paperback
  • : 616