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Deconstruction: Literary Theory

First introduced by French philosopher Jacques Derrida. In Deconstruction, "The entire history of the concept of structure," Derrida argues, "...must be thought of as a series of substitutions of center for center, as a linked chain of determinations of the center" (Bass, Modern Literary Theory 151).

Deconstruction
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Derrida & Deconstruction: Key Points
Warren Hedges, SOU, says, "I think Deconstruction is best understood as a textual strategy. Considering how to translate the term, Jacques Derrida notes that 'it is to ... use value that I am now going to try to give some precision and not some primitive meaning or etymology sheltered from or outside of any contextual strategy'."

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