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French Literature Series
Jean Ricardou
Translated by Jordan Stump

Which came first, words or things? Are your words yours, or someone else’s? And what do the Crusades have to do with it? And what do ants have to do with it?

Jean Ricardou has been given something of a bad rap: he’s widely seen as a difficult writer, or worse yet, as an intensely serious one. However, he easily sheds this weighty reputation in his hilariously playful new novel about the notoriously complex world of literary theory. Supplying his readers with everything they need to know to navigate this world, Ricardou uses his own irreverent interpretation of deconstructive theory to ask questions about language and history, theory and life, and all the intriguing connections between them.

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Translated by Jordan Stump
Publication: French Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 128
ISBN-13: 9781564784780
GTIN13: 9781564784780
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Language: eng
List price: $12.50