Acts of Literature

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Acts of Literature is a philosophical and literary book based on essays by Jacques Derrida. This book is the first collection of Derrida's essays on Western-culture literary texts. Derek Attridge edited the book in close association with Derrida himself. It discusses authors such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Stéphane Mallarmé, James Joyce, William Shakespeare, and Franz Kafka.

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A part highly cited by scholars is the chapter dedicated to James Joyce: ‘Ulysses’ Gramophone: Hear Say Yes In Joyce. (pp. 253-309).

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  • Review by Nick Groom (1995) The Modern Language Review, Vol. 90, No. 3 (Jul., 1995), pp. 726-728 doi:10.2307/3734331
  • review by Wheeler, Kathleen M. Journal of European Studies, September, 1993
  • Burns, Christy (1999) Joyce's significance for Derrida Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Fall 1999
  • Roughley, ALAN (1999) Reading Derrida Reading Joyce (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999), pp. 176