Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida's Geschlecht

2015.06.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Farrell Krell, Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida's Geschlecht, SUNY Press, 2015, 357pp., $34.95 (pbk),
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2015.06.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Farrell Krell, Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida's Geschlecht, SUNY Press, 2015, 357pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781438454504. Reviewed by N. Gabriel Martin, University of Sussex More radiantly raising his hands to his star, The white stranger; Silently something dead abandons the ruined house. Oh, the decomposed figure of humankind: joined of cold metals, Night and terror of sunken forests, And the singeing savagery of the animal; Doldrums of the Soul. -- from Georg Trakl, "Septet of Death", on p. 295 The ghosts that haunt David Farrell Krell's new book are never summoned. What manifests this book is a twin haunting: first, the ghost of a text never written by Derrida, which would have concerned Heidegger's discussions of the poetry of Georg Trakl (especially "Language in the Poem"[1]); second, the phantoms of the other, which haunt Heidegger's philosophy. Krell's spectral... . . .

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