"One of the major works in the development of contemporary criticism and philosophy": First Edition of Jacques Derridas De La Grammatoligie; Signed by Him
De La Grammatologie (Of Grammatology).
Item Number: 4187
Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1967.
First French edition, preceding the English translation of this foundational text of deconstructive criticism. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Jacques Derrida on the half title page. Very good in wrappers with light wear to the extremities. Uncommon, especially signed.
De la grammatologie by French philosopher Jacques Derrida is one of the foundational text for deconstructive criticism. It is one of three books, the others being Speech and Phenomena and Writing and Difference, that Derrida published in 1967 and which established his reputation. It discusses writers such as Claude Lévi-Strauss, Ferdinand de Saussure, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Étienne Condillac, Louis Hjelmslev, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, Roman Jakobson, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, André Leroi-Gourhan, and William Warburton.