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The Invention of Delirium
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The Divine Details
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For Today: Plato
The Extraordinary Case of Jean Genet
A Dream of Eternity
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A dream of eternity hovers over us today. Rejuvenation cures, plastination of cadavers, indestructible hard disks, prohibition of cigarettes in order to prevent us from going up in ashes, organic agriculture, jogging in order to live for one hundred fifty years, plastic and reconstructive surgery, restoration of works of art—science and every technique put to work to assure us of a small corner of eternity. In fact, we are treated as objects that need to be eternalized. And, at the same time, we create all sorts of disposable objects everywhere; we despair of plastic bags that metabolise eternity. In short, there are objects that we dispose of after we use them and others that we would like to preserve for eternity. But in fact this is the same thing. It is a matter in every case of the same eternalizing. In one case we preserve the unique object; in the other we reproduce the series of the same forever. This is why the disposable as eternal series was created. The disposable and eternity are the same.