Il n'y a pas de hors-texte  

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"il n'y a pas de hors-texte" ("nothing exists outside of text") is a dictum by Jacques Derrida.

Translation: There is nothing outside the text (alternatively, and possibly more accurately, translated as 'there is no outside to the text' or 'there is no outside-the-text')

"Of Grammatology", tr. by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, 1976. (Original French published by Éditions de Minuit, Paris, in 1967, as "De la grammatologie") 158-59; latter alternative translation by J.G. Merquior (1986). From Paris to Prague: A Critique of Structuralist and Poststructualist Thought. London: Verso, ISBN 0-86091-129-2, p. 220

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