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Fragment D : Dedica - Dedication

Fragment D : Dedica [Dedication]

Hence I cannot give you what I thought I was writing for you – this is what I must acknowledge: the amorous dedication is impossible (I shall not be satisfied with a worldly or mundane signature, pretending to dedicate to you a work which escapes us both). The operation in which the other is to be engaged is not a signature. It is, more profoundly, an inscription: the other is inscribed, he inscribes himself within the text, he leaves there his traces. (. . .) the “other” does not speak, but he inscribes something within each of those who desire him – he performs what the mathematicians call a catastrophe (the disturbance of one system by another): it is true that this mute figure is an angel.

 

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