The Work of Mourning.
Edited by Pascale-Anne Brault and Michael Naas.
First edition, first printing of this collection. Presentation copy, inscribed by Derrida to the poet and photographer Ira Cohen on the title page, “Pour Ira, de tout coeur, J.D.” The book is a collection of eulogies, essays and condolences on the deaths of 14 writers and thinkers who were Derrida’s friends or colleagues: Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Gilles Deleuze, Jean-François Lyotard, Paul de Man, Max Loreau, Jean-Marie Benoist, Edmond Jabès, Joseph Riddel, Michel Servière, Louis Marin, Sarah Kofman and Emmanuel Levinas. Six of the pieces are published here in English for the first time.
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Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the slightly rubbed jacket with a couple of nicks to extremities.