Derrida's Breakfast

Derrida's Breakfast

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David Brooks
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Derrida’s Breakfast includes four essays by David Brooks, each of them examining key failures and challenges in the relationship of poetry, philosophy and ‘the animal’, and each entertaining, absorbing, and thought-provoking well beyond its given subject.

Three examine the philosopher Jacques Derrida, whose writings have so influenced our time (one on his breakfast, one on his cat, one on his relationship with a snake, and one (on the killing of doves) examines the great early twentieth century poet Rilke.

A book that crosses with apparent ease the boundaries of philosophy, literary criticism (there are passages on Coleridge, on D.H. Lawrence, on Henry Lawson) and human-animal relations, by a writer recently described as ‘one of the most skillful, unusual and versatile of Australian writers’ (Sydney Morning Herald, January 2016).