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    ‘Pardon for Not Meaning’: Remarks on Derrida, Blanchot and Kafka.Caroline Sheaffer-Jones - 2009 - Derrida Today 2 (2):245-259.
    Jacques Derrida returns relentlessly to the question of literature which is already a prominent concern in early texts such as Writing and Difference. The focus of this article is the conception of literature in ‘Literature in Secret: An Impossible Filiation’, in which Derrida discusses filiation with reference to Abraham and Isaac, the fundamental necessity of secrecy and the notion of the pardon. Above all, it is Kafka's Letter to His Father which perhaps provides a paradigm for defining literature. In this (...)
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    The Subject of Narration: Blanchot and Henry James's The Turn of the Screw.Caroline Sheaffer-Jones - 2005 - Colloquy 10:231.
    Writing and that which it entails are the subject of countless texts by Maurice Blanchot. In particular, Blanchot has focused on the notion of the work, or more precisely on a groundlessness or an absence of the work, which he has designated from different perspectives over the course of more than half a century. In various ways, Blanchot has conceived of the work as an affirmation of its undoing. The question of narration, often about a confrontation with death, is fundamentally (...)
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    Tableau Before the Law: Albert Camus' The Fall After Deconstruction.Caroline Sheaffer-Jones - 2013 - Derrida Today 6 (1):115-134.
    At the beginning of Derrida's ‘Before the Law’, a reading of Kafka's story with that title, is an epigraph from Montaigne's Essays: ‘… science does likewise (and even our law, it is said, has legitimate fictions on which it bases the truth of its justice)…’. Derrida again refers to this quotation in ‘Force of Law’, asking what a ‘legitimate fiction’ might be and what it would mean to establish the basis for the truth of justice. With reference to these writings (...)
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