Contents Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Note on texts Introduction 1. Historical context 2. A Guide to the Text The beginning of writing Saussure, writing and the trace Levi-Strauss and the violence of the letter Rousseau: the logic of the supplement Rousseau and the origin(s) of language Conclusion 3. Study Aids Glossary Further reading Answering essay and examination questions Bibliography Index
Arthur Bradley is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Lancaster University.
An excellent and stimulating guide that offers a remarkably clear and thorough explanation of the argument and vocabulary of Of Grammatology. Bradley succeeds admirably in the difficult task of rendering Derrida's text accessible whilst communicating effectively something of its uncanny nature and radical challenge to ingrained notions of the nature and task of reading and interpretation. A remarkable achievement that will be of huge benefit to students coming to Derrida's daunting text for the first time. -- Dr Jim Urpeth, University of Greenwich