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oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - ‘“I have forgotten my umbrella”’ : on the abdications of style in law and rhetoric

Volume 9 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785

 

Abstract

“But, it must not be forgotten, it is also an umbrella. For example, but it must not be forgotten.” Derrida1

“Safe. I wouldn’t have thought it possible for a single word to have such an impact. Safe.” Lanchester2

Towards the end of Jacques Derrida’s extended meditation on Nietzsche’s styles, he refers to a handwritten fragment from the unpublished manuscripts, containing the phrase ‘“I have forgotten my umbrella”’3 (note that in the original manuscript, the phrase was rendered “isolated in quotation marks”4).

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2019-12-01
2020-02-23

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