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By Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

Philosopher, literary critic, translator (of Nietzsche and Benjamin), Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe is among the prime highbrow figures in France. This quantity of six essays bargains with the relation among philosophy and aesthetics, fairly the position of mimesis in a metaphysics of representation.

Comment [1997]

"Typography is a booklet whose value has no longer lowered due to the fact that its first book in French in 1979. to the contrary, i might say, it's only now that you possibly can actually start to savour the groundbreaking prestige of those essays. The issues it makes, how it methods the questions of mimesis, fictionality, and figurality, is exclusive. There are not any similar books, or books which could supersede it." —Rudolphe Gasché,

State college of recent York, Buffalo

"Lacoue-Labarthe's essays nonetheless set the criteria for considering during the challenge of subjectivity with no easily taking flight in the back of insights already won. yet this e-book is way greater than a set of essays: it constitutes a philosophical undertaking in its personal correct. anyone attracted to the matter of mimesis—whether from a psychoanalytic, platonic, or the other philosophical angle—cannot stay away from an come across with this e-book. Lacoue-Labarthe is a thinker and a comparatist within the maximum experience of the notice, and the breadth of his wisdom and the rigor of his idea are exemplary." —Eva Geulen,

New York University


"In demonstrating how mimesis has decided philosophical suggestion, Lacoue-Labarthe provokes us into reconsidering our knowing of background and politics. . . . including the creation, those essays are crucial examining for somebody attracted to Heidegger, postmodernism, and the heritage of mimesis in philosophy and literature." —The evaluation of Metaphysics

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