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War after DeathOn Violence and Its Limits$
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Steven Miller

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256778

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256778.001.0001

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The Translation of a System in Deconstruction

The Translation of a System in Deconstruction

Jacques Derrida and the War of Language against Itself

(p.143) Chapter Five The Translation of a System in Deconstruction
War after Death

Steven Miller

Fordham University Press

This chapter considers Derrida’s thoughts on translation. It argues that the work of Derrida represents perhaps the only attempt to put into practice and to elaborate a theory of translation that reframes the very problem of the task of the translator. It further argues that for Derrida, war takes place in language, on language, and by language. The act of war takes the form of writing or the mark; it might be nonverbal but it is not external to the symbolic field.

Keywords:   translation theory, translators, language, war

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