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Gayatri Spivak, one of our best known cultural and literary theorists, addresses a vast range of political questions with both pen and voice. The Post-Colonial Critic brings together a selection of interviews and discussions in which she has taken part over the past five years; together they articulate some of the most compelling politico-theoretical issues of the present. In these lively texts, students of Spivak's work will identify her unmistakeable voice as she speaks on questions of representation; the politicization of deconstruction; the situations of post-colonial critics; pedagogical responsibility; and political strategies. Published here for the first time is an engaging battle with John Searle (first broadcast on British television) on the status of deconstruction; other selections are culled from small, hard-to-find journals.