Jacques Derrida's work continues to attract heated commentary and debate among philosophers, literary critics, social and cultural theorists, architects and artists. Interrupting Derrida , a major new work by Geoffrey Bennington, renowned Derrida scholar and translator of Derrida's work, presents incisive new readings of both Derrida and interpretations of Derrida's work. Part one lays out Derrida's work as a whole, and examines its relevance to, and 'interruption' of, the traditional domains of ethics, politics and literature. The second part of the book provides compelling insights into some important motifs in Derrida's work, such as death, friendship, psychoanalysis, time and endings. The final section presents some trenchant appraisals of other influential accounts of Derrida's work. Throughout Interrupting Derrida is marked by a commitment to clarity and accuracy, but also by a refusal to simplify Derrida's often difficult thought.