By Gene O'Neill
8 tales of darkish technological know-how fiction and delusion weave a direction during the underbelly of San Francisco's such a lot infamous district in style of Tenderloin by means of Gene O'Neill. top identified for his robust feel of position and uniquely bright characters, O'Neill brings the gritty underside of the town to existence with 8 interwoven tales of damaged lives, overlooked goals, and all which could get it wrong with either truth and myth one of the down and out. the town itself opens large to swallow all comers with the temptation of its secrets and techniques and sins, whereas O'Neill brings dignity and humanity to a suite of characters usually missed in either society and fiction.
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As García Düttman writes of Agamben’s reading of Benjamin’s integral actuality, the idea of prose evades either “poetic singularity” 26 or “philosophic generality” in order to present “the thing no longer separated from its intelligibility . ” The world of integral actuality establishes a “between” that is no longer oriented to “two extremes” but rather “exceeds what it simultaneously separates and brings together . ” However, one cannot “persist within pure possibility” since one would no longer be hesitating before its fulfillment.
For Levinas, however, we can only know of our death, of our finitude, in experiencing the deaths of others. ”79 For Nancy, the experience of Bataillean sovereignty is an “abandonment” of being to what is outside itself. ”83 Heidegger’s “authentic being” and organic community is rejected as a being-toward (or working toward) subject to the future; instead, where community denotes only a limit that is interrupted as soon as it is reached, it is “unworked” (désouvrée). Anything one might offer as a “work,” whether it is a people, a nation, or a work of art, is “abandoned” at this limit, its proposal of exemplarity withdrawn.
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