Jacques Derrida (Religion and Postmodernism Series) by Geoffrey Bennington, Jacques Derrida

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Cally have said, foreseen, predicted if I translate myself into his language everything, he has apparently, will he have, produced it without quotation, without the least element ofliterality tom, like an event having taken place only once, from what might be called in the university my corpus, this is my corpus, the set of sentences I have signed of which he has literally not quoted one, not one in its literality, that was the choi<;e, he explains himself about it, a strange choice when one is writing a book on some­ one who writes books, well he has not retained intact a single fragment of my corpus and if he has cut or lifted out some pieces, it's just so as not to keep them, to let thein drop like skins· useless to the understanding of my texts, to erase them in short, 27 the two realms.

Through it, was its Savoir Absolu, SA tells us, rito reddita est sen­ sui, ** and I write between two resurrections, the one that is given then the one that is promised. compromised to this almost natural monument which becomes in my eyes a sort of calcin­ ated root, the naked spectacle of a photographed wound-the bedsore cauterized by the light of writing, to fire, to blood but to ash too. ' I remained silent] and re­ strained my tears" (IX, xi, 27) . spect) : as we are trying to show a priori, the decon­ struction of metaphysical oppositions does not lead to an undifferentiated and homogeneous confusion or chaos, as people have sometimes made out, but to a situation in which absolutely singular configurations have a chance to be events.

Through it, was its Savoir Absolu, SA tells us, rito reddita est sen­ sui, ** and I write between two resurrections, the one that is given then the one that is promised. compromised to this almost natural monument which becomes in my eyes a sort of calcin­ ated root, the naked spectacle of a photographed wound-the bedsore cauterized by the light of writing, to fire, to blood but to ash too.

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