On Derrida and Zizek’s Writing Styles

Both Derrida and Zizek are notoriously long-winded writers. However, whereas Derrida takes simple ideas and attempts to express them in the most complex language possible, Zizek does the reverse: he tries to express complex ideas in simple language. The problem is that he knows no other way to speak clearly than to speak in complex formulations. Therefore, both remain difficult.

 

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