• Keith A. Reader
  • Khursheed Wadia


I returned from a week in Paris, with a sense of timing that has not deserted me since, in April 1968. In January 1970, I went to France for six months (in Caen, provincial beacon of the events) that turned into three-and-a-half years first in Caen, then at the École Normale Supérieure (Parisian beacon of the events) — the intelligence of chance indeed. I am at the time of writing almost exactly twice as old as May. If I drew the diagram of my life it would look like this: ∝. This book has been an attempt to close, in an open way, that diagram.


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    G. Bennington, Lyotard: writing the event (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988), p. 109.Google Scholar
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© Keith A. Reader 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith A. Reader
    • 1
  • Khursheed Wadia
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KingstonSurreyUK
  2. 2.Wolverhampton UniversityUK

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