chapter  7
DECONSTRUCTION AND THE DIFFERANCE IT MAKES
Pages 12

A year after A Theory of Literary Production and three years before S/ Z, Jacques Derrida reread Saussure in the context of a book about writing. In 1967 Of Grammatology analysed the implications of the tendency of Western culture to privilege speech over the written text. This apparently innocent issue opened the way for a challenge to Western metaphysics in its entirety.