Some thing, some one, some ghost (about the fires of writing)

Derrida Today 5 (2):165-179 (2012)
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This essay addresses the relation between ghosts and the fires of writing. It allows itself to dream of purely burning, of consuming and leaving behind all objects, topics and occasions in an absolutely concrete, singular, sensational experience of reading. It is written to and for ghosts – the only ones who can survive in the blazing building that writing can become. The ghosts live in burning house scenes, in poems about dream rooms and erotic hauntings, and in the intellectual tension of literary and non-literary texts. They have something to do with the fires of sexuality, and the intensities of sublimation. It is all about love and death
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DOI 10.3366/drt.2012.0038
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Writing and Difference.Jacques Derrida - 1978 - University of Chicago Press.

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