Derrida departs

Of Grammatology

Upon returning to the States I learned that Jacques Derrida died in Paris on the day I left there. Reading Derrida was tough, no question about it. But you felt so damn accomplished when the concepts all came together. Adieu, monsieur.

Coincidentally, that’s Thoth, the ancient Egyptian god of writing (and source of the “Tut” in Tutankhamun), on the cover of Of Grammatology. Makes sense, I suppose. Aren’t most of Derrida’s ideas present in the Thoth episode of Plato’s Phaedrus?

Must. Stop. Making Egypt references.