By Catherine Malabou, Jacques Derrida
Counterpath is a collaborative paintings by means of Catherine Malabou and Jacques Derrida that solutions to the gamble inherent within the thought of “travelling with” the thinker of deconstruction. Malabou's readerly textual content of quotations and remark demonstrates how Derrida's paintings, whereas showing to be whatever yet a travelogue, is however replete with references to geographical and topographical destinations, and capabilities as a type of counter-Odyssey via that means, theorizing, and thematizing notions of arrival, drifting, derivation, and disaster. actually, by way of going directly to the center of the Derridean proposal of “spacing,” she eventually makes it look as if Derrida hasn't ever written approximately something yet trip. Malabou's textual content is punctuated by way of a sequence of postcards acquired through Derrida from locations comparable to Istanbul and Porto, Laguna seashore and Athens, that are encouraged through his studying of her evolving dialogue. Writing in a well-known and unguarded demeanour, as though he have been “on holiday” from his personal writing, Derrida nonetheless continues to be completely devoted to that paintings and invitations the reader to mirror on a lot of what haunts his texts in addition to his way of life, questions of distance and demise, the relation to the opposite, and exile..