The End of the World

Jacques Derrida published the original French version of his The Work of Mourning (2001) entitled as Chaque fois unique, la fin du monde (2003) as his book of farewells. In relation to mourning the expression of the world's end as the end of a singular world is interpreted through Paul Celan's famous phrase: "Die Welt ist fort, ich muss dich tragen" following Derrida's thought in his Gadamer memorial address Béliers. Dialogue ininterrompu: entre deux infinis, le poème (2003). This reading is represented as a memorial for Derrida, in reference to the classical philosopher's task to learn how to die and Derrida's own idea of the impossibility to learn how to live.

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