October 12, 2004

This is the end, my only friend, the end

The world of literary criticism is a whole lot less weird:

French philosopher Jacques Derrida, the founder of the school of deconstructionism, has died of cancer at the age of 74, France Info radio said on Saturday.

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Of course, this is assuming "death" means anything in our Western, white, male-dominated culture. (Ha! Post-structuralist humour! I kill me.)

At least now Derrida joins the ranks of Dead White Guys and we can ignore him.