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By Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

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

Comment [1997]

"Typography is a booklet whose significance has now not decreased on account that its first ebook in French in 1979. to the contrary, i'd say, it is just now that one could actually start to savor the groundbreaking prestige of those essays. The issues it makes, how it ways 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 latest York, Buffalo

"Lacoue-Labarthe's essays nonetheless set the factors for considering during the challenge of subjectivity with out easily chickening out at the back of insights already won. yet this booklet is far 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 steer clear of an come upon with this ebook. Lacoue-Labarthe is a thinker and a comparatist within the maximum feel of the be aware, and the breadth of his wisdom and the rigor of his concept are exemplary." —Eva Geulen,

New York University


"In demonstrating how mimesis has made up our minds philosophical suggestion, Lacoue-Labarthe provokes us into reconsidering our realizing of background and politics. . . . including the creation, those essays are crucial analyzing for someone attracted to Heidegger, postmodernism, and the historical past of mimesis in philosophy and literature." —The overview of Metaphysics

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