Peter Salmon is an Australian writer living in then UK. His first novel The Coffee Story was a New Statesman book of the year. His biography of Jacques Derrida, An Event Perhaps, was described Prospect magazine as ‘Brilliant … one of the clearest introductions to 20th-century continental philosophy available – a scintillating account of Derrida’s life and thought’ and ‘Thrilling’ in the Times.
Books by Peter Salmon
Interviews with Peter Salmon
by Jacques Derrida & translated by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays
by Mikhail Bakhtin & translated by Michael Holquist and Caryl Emerson
Jacques Derrida Circumfession
by Geoffrey Bennington & Jacques Derrida
The Newly Born Woman
by Catherine Clément, Hélène Cixous & translated by Betsy Wing
by Georges Perec, translated by David Bellos
For the general reader deconstruction has a bad reputation. It is seen as over-complicating, arcane and wilfully obscure—but as its founding genius Jacques Derrida pointed out, “If things were simple, word would have gotten around.” Here Peter Salmon, author of an excellent new biography of Derrida, chooses five books to get you started on the text and everything inside it.