A Man of Little Faith (SUNY series in Contemporary French by Michel Deguy,Christopher Elson,Jean-Luc Nancy

By Michel Deguy,Christopher Elson,Jean-Luc Nancy

A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the choices of atheism and spiritual faith.

In A guy of Little Faith the French poet and thinker Michel Deguy displays at the lack of non secular religion either in my opinion and culturally. upset not just with the oversimplifications of radical atheism but additionally with what he sees as an insipid sacralization of paintings because the impact of faith has waned, Deguy refuses to target loss or impossibility. in its place he actively suspends trust, generating a poetic deconstruction that, even though resolutely a-theistic, makes a plea for a mundane piety and for the maintenance of the relics of faith for the realm to come back. essays via Jean-Luc Nancy and a contemporary interview with Deguy are integrated, which show the influence and implications of Deguy’s ongoing mirrored image and its importance inside of his new release of French thought.

Michel Deguy is Professor Emeritus on the Université Paris eight and the writer of greater than 40 books.

Christopher Elson is affiliate Professor of French and Canadian stories at Dalhousie collage, Canada. he's the coeditor (with Michael Bishop) of Contemporary French Poetics and French Prose in 2000.

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