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Not Half No End: Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida

Geoffrey Bennington


This book gathers work written by Geoffrey Bennington since the death of his friend Jacques Derrida in 2004. All, with significant variations of depth, manner and tone dictated by the different circumstances for which they were written, continue the ongoing work of elucidating difficult and complex thought, often enough with reference to Derrida's persistent interrogation of the concepts of life and death, mourning and melancholia, and what he sometimes calls ‘half-mourning’. This is a kind of mourning not so much ‘failed’ as suspended in the name of mourning itself, an ‘ethical’ interruption ... More

Keywords: Jacques Derrida, life, death, mourning, melancholia, half-mourning, deconstruction, autobiographical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639854
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Bennington, author