"If it is true that there is (in the Chinese language) a written character that means both `man' and `two,' it is easy to recognize in man he who is always himself and the other, the happy duality of dialogue and the possibility of communication. But it is less easy, more important perhaps, to think `man,' that is to say, also `two,' as separation that lacks unity, the leap from 0 to duality, the 1 thus giving itself as the forbidden [l'interdit ], the between-the-two [l'entre- deux].”
Throughout this book I will refer to the works I cite by their original titles and give the page reference ﬁrst to the original, then to the translation, when one exists.
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Publication information: Book title: What Is There to Say?. Contributors: Ann Smock - Author. Publisher: University of Nebraska Press. Place of publication: Lincoln, NE. Publication year: 2003. Page number: 159.
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