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a body, in spite
a slight philosophy for actors
Alain Jugnon; Nathanaël, trans.

Publication date: October 3, 2017



Nightboat
2017 • 112 pp. 5 1/4 x 6 1/4"
Essays / Playwriting / Literary Criticism - French

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-937658-75-5


Trans. from the French

A deft book of aphorisms by an important French philosopher and writer

Philosopher-playwright Alain Jugnon’s a body, in spite introduces this prolific French author to an English-speaking readership. The aphorisms that comprise this slight philosophy for actors are an inventoried body with and without its defenses. With incisive humor, Jugnon casts his intellect into the many-organed world, to draw from its semantic recesses a sort of divine putrescence. This work, written for the stage, and received as a presage, reads like an autobiography of Nietzsche’s last laugh. This bilingual edition features an afterword by the translator.



ALAIN JUGNON has written for the theatre and has published essays and articles on Nietzsche, Artaud, and Bataille. He is the editor of Cahiers Artaud and the political and poetic journal La contre attaque. NATHANAËL is the author of more than a score of books written in English or in French. Her translations include works by Édouard Glissant, Danielle Collobert, Hervé Guibert, and Hilda Hilst.



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