Speech 2

We often refer to authors as "saying something." In reality, of course, we mean that they "write something." We constantly blur the difference between written and spoken communication as if the book is merely a written form of speech. Derrida ( 109), however, maintains that writing and speech are both symbolic and are equally removed from meaning -- speech is not "real" and writing its symbol. Writing and speech are signs, supplementary to truth.

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