Passionate Secrets and Democratic Dissidence

Diacritics 38 (1/2):17-29 (2008)


This essay begins in the mode of exposition of the problem of the secret as the link between literature and democracy but moves to respond to Derrida's text with a “heretical rewriting,” pursuing the notions of heresy and of rhetorical dissidence and the functioning of the anecdote, which illuminate Derrida's account of democracy

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David A. Wills
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