By John Curran
John Curran finds the secrets and techniques of the world’s greatestmystery author in Agatha Christie: homicide within the Making, the interesting persist with as much as Agatha Christie’s SecretNotebooks that includes moreinsight into Christie’s eye-catching lifestyles tale and a brand new providence ofChristie’s unpublished work—including letters, archival papers, and a keenly incisive research of Christie’s final, unfinished novel.For readers new to Christie’s mysteries and for life-long enthusiasts of Hercule Poirot, leave out Marple, and Tommy and Tuppence, eitherfrom vintage Christie novels like homicide at the Orient show or fromthe well known Masterpiece Theater diversifications, “Curran’s discoveries will shapehow Christie is read.” (Independent on Sunday).
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Jackie pretended to study a little basic Hebrew with a rabbi from the rue d’Islay, without showing the slightest enthusiasm for the task. The rites, which had fascinated him since his earliest years, now greatly irritated him. All he saw in them was an empty formality imbued with mercantilism. I started resisting religion as a young adolescent, not in the name of atheism, but because I found religion as it was practiced within my family to be fraught with misunderstanding. It struck me as thoughtless, just blind repetitions, and there was one thing in particular I found unacceptable: that was the way honors were dispersed.
1 However, this was not Derrida’s position. Already, in a 1976 paper on Nietzsche, he had written: We no longer consider the biography of a ‘philosopher’ as a corpus of empirical accidents that leaves both a name and a signature outside a system which would itself be offered up to an immanent philosophical reading – the only kind of reading held to be philosophically legitimate [. 2 Whereupon Derrida called for the invention of ‘a new problematic of the biographical in general and of the biography of philosophers in particular’, a rethinking of the borderline between ‘corpus and body [corps]’.
John Foley-Opale) Jacques and Marguerite at Cerisy. (Derrida: personal collection) On the beach at Villefranche-sur-Mer, with his brother René and his sister Janine. (Derrida: personal collection) Part of Jacques Derrida’s last library at Ris-Orangis. (© Andrew Bush) At Cerisy in 1992 for the conference on ‘Crossing Frontiers’. From left to right: Marie-Louise Mallet, Jacques Derrida, Michael Levinas, and Michal Govrin. (© Archives de Pontigny-Cerisy) With Avital Ronell, in 2003 or 2004. (Derrida: personal collection) Cerisy-la-Salle, summer 2002.