Life with the Father of Deconstructionism

The aging philosopher Derrida was ready for his close-up. Here's why

Jacques Derrida is very not dead. in fact, he's a little too alive, basking in the attention of young female groupies, scrambling for his keys, checking out his library archive and standing in front of his closet debating which designer's jacket to wear to a dinner party. For the past five years, the world's most famous living philosopher, author of such Gitanes-and-black-turtleneck classics as Of Grammatology, allowed a camera to follow him around in order to make Derrida, a documentary that demonstrates, if nothing else, that The Osbournes' celebrity reality-show virus has spread all the way up to the top of...

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