The Work of Mourning
Genre: Collection (Memoirs)
- Henderson, Schuyler
- Date of entry: Feb-18-2009
- Last revised: Feb-13-2009
The Work of Mourning is a collection of tributes, eulogies, essays, and funeral orations by a controversial philosopher, who was attacked as much for his enigmatic style (obscurantism, to some) as for his intellectual hubris (deconstructionism). Some of those remembered in this book are equally famous philosophers - Foucault, Levinas, Barthes, Althusser - and others less so; this collection includes superb short biographical essays by Kas Saghafi that provide a foundation for Derrida's public expressions of grief on the death of his friends, teachers, and colleagues.
The University of Chicago Press
Pascale-Anne Brault & Michael Naas