thanatography


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thanatography

(ˌθænəˈtɒɡrəfɪ)
n, pl -phies
1. an account or story of a person's death experience
2. (Medicine) a treatise on death, its symptoms, or the changes it brings
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Confession is, for this reason, a 'thanatography': the empirical self has to become silent to authenticate the struggle for words of the other.
He does not name that other other he has arguably given more labour of language than any other, but he's there when he tells us "all biography for Derrida is thanatography, shadowed even in joy by mutability and death" (353).