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The Discourse of the Slave by Vanessa Place

The Discourse of the Slave by Vanessa Place

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By mirror-imaging Lacan’s discourse of the master, Place articulates the slave’s discourse. By superimposing Hegel’s master-slave paradox onto this discourse, Place posits a paradigm of conceptual writing. If, as Bataille said, literature is communication, The Discourse of the Slave champions hypercommunication: communication riddled with its own excess. Communication by no means necessary.

Vanessa Place is a slave. And a poet, novelist, critic, and editor who lives in Los Angeles. She is also the founder / editor of Les Figues Press, which publishes books of experimental / avant-garde literature. Her books include Statement of Facts, Dies: A Sentence, and La Medusa.

ISBN 9781897388761
34pp; chapbook
Limited edition of 100 copies.


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