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y Derrida's Breakfast : Poetry, Philosophy, the Animal selected work   essay   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Derrida's Breakfast : Poetry, Philosophy, the Animal
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'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 skillful, unusual and versatile of Australian writers’ (Sydney Morning Herald, January 2016).' (Publication summary)

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    • Blackheath, Blue Mountains, Sydney,: Brandl and Schlesinger , 2016 .
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      Extent: 128p.
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      • Publication date: June 2016
      ISBN: 9781921556999

Works about this Work

Jonathon Dunk Reviews Derrida’s Breakfast by David Brooks Jonathan Dunk , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Mascara , April no. 20 2017;
'This slender but wide-ranging collection of essays approaches the question of the animal from a number of complimentary and dialectic angles. Conceived through different paradigms and contexts a figure of the animal emerges in philosophy and poetics functioning as a liminal mechanism, a boundary stone constructed to police the edges of the structures and systems of the human image. The historical force of this translation of animal being is such that its ethically obvious and urgent problematics are stymied by the aporetic tensions implicated in any rethinking of the animals we are and are not.' (Introduction)
Jonathon Dunk Reviews Derrida’s Breakfast by David Brooks Jonathan Dunk , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Mascara , April no. 20 2017;
'This slender but wide-ranging collection of essays approaches the question of the animal from a number of complimentary and dialectic angles. Conceived through different paradigms and contexts a figure of the animal emerges in philosophy and poetics functioning as a liminal mechanism, a boundary stone constructed to police the edges of the structures and systems of the human image. The historical force of this translation of animal being is such that its ethically obvious and urgent problematics are stymied by the aporetic tensions implicated in any rethinking of the animals we are and are not.' (Introduction)
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