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 non secular religion either in my view and culturally. upset not just with the oversimplifications of radical atheism but in addition with what he sees as an insipid sacralization of artwork because the impact of faith has waned, Deguy refuses to target loss or impossibility. as a substitute he actively suspends trust, generating a poetic deconstruction that, notwithstanding resolutely a-theistic, makes a plea for a secular piety and for the upkeep of the relics of faith for the realm to return. essays by means of Jean-Luc Nancy and a up to date interview with Deguy are incorporated, which exhibit the impression and implications of Deguy’s ongoing mirrored image and its importance inside 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 reports at Dalhousie college, Canada. he's the coeditor (with Michael Bishop) of Contemporary French Poetics and French Prose in 2000.

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