By Michel Deguy,Christopher Elson,Jean-Luc Nancy

A poetic and philosophical negotiation of the choices of atheism and spiritual faith.

In A guy of Little Faith the French poet and thinker Michel Deguy displays at the lack of spiritual religion either in my opinion and culturally. disillusioned not just with the oversimplifications of radical atheism but additionally with what he sees as an insipid sacralization of artwork because the impression of faith has waned, Deguy refuses to target loss or impossibility. as a substitute he actively suspends trust, generating a poetic deconstruction that, although 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 way of Jean-Luc Nancy and a contemporary interview with Deguy are incorporated, which demonstrate the effect and implications of Deguy’s ongoing mirrored image and its value inside of his iteration 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 reviews at Dalhousie collage, Canada. he's the coeditor (with Michael Bishop) of Contemporary French Poetics and French Prose in 2000.

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