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During this e-book major cultural commentators together with Slavoj Zizek, J. Hillis Miller, Gayatri Spivak and Alain Badiou pay homage to the legacy of Jacques Derrida, revealing his impression and notion to their very own paintings.
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I mean precisely those of us who were the immediate disciples of those who have passed away. We, 34 Alain Badiou 35 who, from 1963 to 1968, were between the ages of twenty and thirty. We, who followed with passion the lessons of these masters, we, who, following their ageing and deaths, have become now the elders. The elders not by the same rights as they, because they were the signature of the moment I am speaking about, and the present moment very probably deserves no signature. But the elders, whose youth was what it was only because they listened to and read these masters, and discussed night and day their proposals.
The word differance is basically the operation through which jacques Derrida attempted to put inexistence down. To put it down as you put something down in writing. He tried to put down the inexistent in the differance as an act of writing, as a sliding. In imitation of Derrida, I will also attempt to put down inexistence, by imposing the sliding from 'e' to 'a', which signifies, in its worldly manner of inexisting that its being is nonetheless irreducible. We are naught, let us be. This is the imperative of inexistance.
Neutralize the name of "woman" for deconstruction and be deconstructive feminists in that sense'. 3 Derrida's book on the postcard can be read as being about making a child. 4 Glas, the book on the queer Genet was an attempt to catch 47 48 Adieu Den·ida 'her/ the mother in the metronymic, 'elle' in French, a big L-shaped blank in the text toward the end of the book. Genet did not know his father, he was a mother's child. 5 Glas was also a mourning book for the author's father. One gesture of the book is to try out the newly inherited patronymic as a meaningful sign rather than a mark.