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Corpus II


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Corpus II is a collection of recent essays by Jean-Luc Nancy dealing with embodiment, sexuality, pleasure and the crossing of borders and boundaries. It is both a celebration of our sexual existence and an unflinching philosophical reflection on all our ways of being together.

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Translator's forward Chapter 1 The "There is" of Sexual Relation Chapter 2 The Birth of Breasts with Paean to Aphrodite Chapter 3 Strange Foreign Bodies Chapter 4 The Body of Pleasure Chapter 5 There is Sexual Relation-and Then

About the Author

Jean-Luc Nancy (1940-2021) was Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought runs through many books, including The Literary Absolute, Being Singular Plural, The Ground of the Image, Listening, Corpus, The Disavowed Community, and Sexistence. Anne O'Byrne is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Doctoral Program Director at Stony Brook University. Her work focuses on the political and ontological questions that arise from gendered embodiment and labor, including translations of Jean- Luc Nancy and writings ranging across the major Continental thinkers of the twentieth century and Julia Kristeva, as well as a sustained investment in Irish studies. She is currently working on a book on genocide and generation.


"A collection of dense and beautifully written and composed essays...Rich, powerful, and stunningly original." Francois Raffoul, Louisiana State University

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