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Nietzsche’s Styles/Eperons: Les Styles de Nietzsche

Nietzsche has recently enjoyed much scrutiny from the nouveaux critiques. Jacques Derrida, the leader of that movement, here combines in his strikingly original and incisive fashion questions of sexuality, politics, writing, judgment, procreation, death, and even the weather into a far-reaching analysis of the challenges bequeathed to the modern world by Nietzsche.

Spurs, then, is aptly titled, for Derrida’s "deconstructions" of Nietzsche’s meanings will surely act as spurs to further thought and controversy. This dual-language edition offers the English-speaking reader who has some knowledge of French an opportunity to examine the stylistic virtuosity of Derrida’s writing—of particular significance for his analysis of "the question of style."

Our website in remembrance of Derrida.

172 pages | 5 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 1979

Literature and Literary Criticism: General Criticism and Critical Theory

Philosophy: General Philosophy

Table of Contents

Coup sur coup: Pré face à Éperons
Coup upon Coup: An Introduction to Spurs, Stefano Agosti

Éperons: Les Styles de Nietzsche
Spurs: Nietzsche’s Styles

La question du style / The question of style
Voiles / Veils
Vérités / Truths
Parures / Adornments
La simulation / Simulation
<<Histoire d’une erreur>> / "History of an error"
Femina vita
Le regard d’CEdipe / The gaze of Oedipus
Le coup de don
Abî mes de la vérité / Abysses of truth
<<J’ai oublié mon parapluie>> / "I have forgotten my umbrella"

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