Archive fever

February 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

Jacques Derrida describes mal d’archive as: “It is to have a compulsive, repetitive, and nostalgic desire for the archive, an irrepressible desire to return to the origin, a homesickness, a nostalgia for the return to the most archaic place of absolute commencement”


Here are two reviews on Derrida’s Mal d’Archive (I haven’t read them yet, though. Will find time to do it later.)
“History in the promised land of memory”
Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression by Jacques Derrida

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