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Writing of the Formless: Jose Lezama Lima and the End of Time

Jaime Rodríguez Matos


Writing of the Formless proposes the “formless,” as it can be traced in the work of Lezama Lima and the Cuban Revolution, as a point of departure in thinking through the relationship between politics and time. The book explores the link between abstract symbolic procedures and various political experiments that have sought to give form to a principle of sovereignty based on the category of representation. It advances the notion of the formless as the limit of modern and contemporary reflections on the meaning of politics and explores the philosophical consequences of a formless concept of temp ... More

Keywords: Christianity, Communism, Cuban Revolution, informe, infrapolitics, Latin Americanism, ontological difference, poetry, temporality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823274079
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823274079.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jaime Rodríguez Matos, author
University of Michigan