Thusly, it is not paradoxical that Impuesto is a thanatography
, the story of bodily decay and death, for it affirms life in and in spite of death.
If, in texts such as Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement and Le Blanc de l'Algerie (1995), Djebar invites the dead to speak, her oeuvre as a whole can be approached as an exercise in thanatography
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).