The world after the end of the world


In several late texts, Derrida meditated on Paul Celan's poem 'Grosse, Glühende Wölbung', in which the departure of the world is announced. Delving into the 'origin' and 'history' of the 'conception' of the world, this paper suggests that, for Derrida, the end of the world is determined by and from death-the death of the other. The death of the other marks, each and every time, the absolute end of the world.

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Oxford Literary Review