Of All Things: On Michael Marder's Reading of Derrida [Book Review]

Télos 2010 (150):185-192 (2010)

Roy Ben-Shai
Sarah Lawrence College
The Event of the Thing by Michael Marder is probably one of the most comprehensive and integrative readings of Derrida's oeuvre to date. A virtue of the book is that, despite the comprehensiveness of its subject matter, it does not assume the removed posture of an introduction, an exposition, or an explication. Its relation to the Derridian text is much more internal and intimate, and it should be noted that it presupposes a rather thorough knowledge of Derrida's oeuvre as well as of Derrida's philosophical “reading list” (primarily Husserl, Heidegger, Freud, Marx, and Kant). Marder's confident and elegant prose reveals…
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