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Jean-Luc Nancy

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279944

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279944.001.0001

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(p.84) Dis-figuration

Jean-Luc Nancy

, Sarah Clift, Simon Sparks
Fordham University Press

It is against this backdrop that we need to differentiate the strictly contemporary that is both our subject and where we are ending up—the turn of the twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first—from the “contemporary” that has already been, if one may say so, registered as such. In terms of the portrait, this distinction could be characterized in terms of the various kinds of surplus enigma—to recover the term that we have distinguished from the mystery. Rather than devoting the time required for a detailed study of these terms, we will have to content ourselves with invoking them in a somewhat elliptical fashion....

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