Christophe Bident. Reconnaissances: Antelme, Blanchot, Deleuze. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 2003 [Book Review]
journal contributionposted on 21.05.2017, 03:52 by Carlo Salzani
Reconnaître: to recognise, to acknowledge. As Christophe Bident states in the incipit of his book, this verb predicates something ambiguous, fluctuat-ing, evasive; but, he adds, at the same time decisive and necessary. Espe-cially in our time, the age of the TV-reality, when everything is proclaimed recognisable in anything else, and therefore everything is undifferentiated. Bidents slender but dense book is a meditation on the acts of recognition which strongly argues for the inescapable necessity of the reconnaissance, recurring principally but not exclusively in the works of Robert Antelme, Maurice Blanchot and Gilles Deleuze.