'Already recognized as one of the most brilliant critical voices on both sides of the Atlantic, Peggy Kamuf''s book demonstrates her exemplarity as a reader of Derrida's texts. From her remarks on sovereignty and possibility to her commentaries on death and mourning, Kamuf's writing bears witness to an outstanding mind at work.'
Lawrence D. Kritzman, John D. Willard Professor of French, Oratory and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College
'Jacques Derrida used the phrases "friendly vigilance" and "rigorous collaboration" to describe Peggy Kamuf's long engagement with his work. This volume amply demonstrates those qualities: a warm appreciation of his achievement and the positive force of his example together with an acute eye, and ear, for the fine details of his language and his argumentation. No-one gets closer to both the spirit and the letter of Derrida's writing.'
Derek Attridge, University of York
This book, newly available in paperback, collects ten years of Peggy Kamuf's writing on the work and friendship of Jacques Derrida.The chapters engage with a broad array of Derrida's work, from the 1960s to the posthumous publication of his teaching seminars. She also considers press interviews and the collaboration on the film D'ailleurs Derrida. These close readings - newly available in paperback - are punctuated by brief recollections from their long friendship.