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By Michel Deguy,Christopher Elson,Jean-Luc Nancy

A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the choices of atheism and non secular faith.

In A guy of Little Faith the French poet and thinker Michel Deguy displays at the lack of spiritual religion either for my part and culturally. dissatisfied not just with the oversimplifications of radical atheism but additionally with what he sees as an insipid sacralization of paintings because the effect 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 upkeep of the relics of faith for the area to return. essays by means of Jean-Luc Nancy and a contemporary interview with Deguy are integrated, which demonstrate the impression and implications of Deguy’s ongoing mirrored image and its value inside his iteration 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 experiences at Dalhousie collage, Canada. he's the coeditor (with Michael Bishop) of Contemporary French Poetics and French Prose in 2000.

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