Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Specter of Venice

"Spectrality is a form of life; a posthumous or complementary life that begins only when everything is finished. Spectrality thus has, with respect to life, the incomparable grace and astuteness of that which is completed, the courtesy and precision of those who no longer have anything ahead of them."

[An excerpt from Giorgio Agamben's Nudities, forthcoming in Stanford University Press.]

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