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By Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

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

Comment [1997]

"Typography is a ebook whose value has now not decreased considering that its first booklet in French in 1979. to the contrary, i might say, it is just now that you can really start to enjoy 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 may supersede it." —Rudolphe Gasché,

State college of recent York, Buffalo

"Lacoue-Labarthe's essays nonetheless set the criteria for considering throughout the challenge of subjectivity with out easily chickening out at the back of insights already won. yet this publication is way greater than a set of essays: it constitutes a philosophical undertaking in its personal correct. anyone drawn to the matter of mimesis—whether from a psychoanalytic, platonic, or the other philosophical angle—cannot steer clear of an stumble upon with this ebook. Lacoue-Labarthe is a thinker and a comparatist within the optimum feel of the observe, and the breadth of his wisdom and the rigor of his inspiration 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 advent, those essays are crucial studying for someone attracted to Heidegger, postmodernism, and the background of mimesis in philosophy and literature." —The evaluation of Metaphysics

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