Jacques Derrida's Glas (1974) may be one of his most important and yet least read publications. We were gearing up for its 25th anniversary when I started this site, started a reading group, and began to research publications on Genet, Hegel, and Derrida. Glas, variously described as "Derrida's chef d'oeuvre", "Derrida's hypertext", or "a Fleurs du Mal of philosophy", makes the boundaries between 'coupure' and 'crochet', digest and vomit, philosophy and literature, book and electronic media tremble. This online forum dedicated entirely to Glas which began with a small reading group in Konstanz, Germany, has grown, over the course of the past two years, into an extended and refurbished documentation of inroads and commentary - but that does not mean Glas is now being read.
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