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An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon review – a timely biography of Jacques Derrida

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A slim intellectual Life effectively summarises Derrida’s thought and the origins of deconstruction, but is frustratingly reticent about the texture of his life Jacques Derrida was born in Algiers in 1930 to a Jewish family of Spanish extraction. His parents named him after Jackie Coogan, the child star of Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid – a sign of the family’s sliding sense of origin and thoughts of...

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