PHRASE: If a speech could be purely present...

"...unveiled, naked, offered up in person in its truth, without the detours of the signifier foreign to it, if at the limit an undeferred logos were possible, it would not seduce anyone"

Jacques Derrida has taken writing to a new level. But in what way? Well, I guess both. Writing is both writing and reading, good and bad, good and evil, seemingly and unseemingly, medicine and poison. Derrida offers that writing is seduction, but not just any old seduction. It's a seduction that can destroy or revive. But Derrida also says that if writing is present, it can't lure one into tomorrow. If writing wasn't flawed with the perception of the reader and the writer one would not be led astray. Then no one would pine for it.

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