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By Jacques Derrida

H. C. for all times, that's to claim . . . is Derrida's literary severe recollection of his lifelong friendship with Hélène Cixous. the most determine that informs Derrida's studying here's that of "taking sides." whereas Hélène Cixous in her lifestyles and paintings takes the facet of existence, "for life," Derrida admits continuously feeling interested in the facet of dying. instead of being an seen selection, taking the aspect of existence is an act of religion, by means of wagering one's lifestyles on existence.

H. C. for Life units up and explores this interminable "argument" among Derrida and Cixous as to what loss of life has in shop deep inside lifestyles itself, prior to the tip. as well as being a memoir, it's also a theoretical confrontation—for instance concerning the which means of "might" and "omnipotence," and a philosophical and philological research of the crypts in the large oeuvre of Hélène Cixous. ultimately, the ebook is Derrida's tribute to the concept of the lady whom he regards as one of many nice French poets, writers, and thinkers of our time.

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