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About the Author
Jean-Jacques Lecercle was once informed on the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. From 1999 to 2002 he was once learn Professor within the English division on the collage of Cardiff, and he's at present Professor of English on the college of Nanterre. he's the writer of Interpretation as Pragmatics (Macmillan 1999), Deleuze and Language (Palgrave 2002) and The strength of Language (with Denise Riley, Macmillan 2004).
Gregory Elliott used to be proficient at Balliol collage, Oxford, the place he accomplished his D.Phil. on Louis Althusser in 1985. An self sufficient translator and author, his books contain Perry Anderson: The cruel Laboratory of historical past (1998). His latest translation is Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello’s the recent Spirit of Capitalism(2006).