A tribute to one of the fathers of deconstruction as well as an extended essay on memory, death, and friendship.
"Derrida offers significant insights into de Man's understanding of Heidegger, Hoderlin, Hegel, Austin, and Rosseau. A warm, personal, and at times touching account of the de Man/Derrida intellectual friendship and the existential experience of a friend's death, this work shows a very human side to a thinker whose humanity has been questioned by the critics. A welcome addition to any library already containing some writings of Derrida." -- Choice