Jim Powell. Illustrated by Joe Lee.
Deconstruction is so labyrinthine (and rumored
to be fatal) that it’s become the monster that
murdered philosophy. When Jacques Derrida, the
father of deconstruction, uses buzz-words such as
“phallogocentrism” and “transcendental signified,”
humanities students and aspiring philosophers
may get weak in the knees. Deconstruction
For Beginners is an irreverent romp through
deconstructive domains. Though Powell
offers lucid explanations of the most important
deconstructive ideas and texts, he also dives into
lesser known works.