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The question has to do with the relation of Kant's "exemplorality" to the structure of the gustus-the relations among the palate, lips, tongue, teeth, throat-in short, the articulators. The point of Dcrrida's interrogation is to find out, with regard to exemplorality, "what is excluded from it, and from what exclusion, gives it form, limit and contour? " (Mimesis, 87). Derrida's response is an inverted duplication of the question. \:Arts can make ugJy things beautiful. The only thing that cannot be assimilated to beauty, Kant maintained, is that which is disgusting .

He, but who? The Thing is part of a symbol. It no longer calls itself. The entire body of a proper name is always shattered by the topoi. As for the 'word' which says the Thing in the word-thing, it is not even a noun but a verb, a whole collapsed sentence" ("Fors," 112). The word-Tieret (alluding to the various usages meaning to rub, to scrape)-is the privileged but not exclusive magic word that carries with it the effect of a proper name. The other words-goulflk (the fly of his father's trousers) and vidietz (a witness, alluding to the glimpse of the primal scene )-are also part of the name.

The Genet column of elas is not a composition, then, but a decomposition, dissolving at two levels (the first and second signature), producing a collage of fragments which interpolates long passages from Genet's textt. :. This column, juxtaposed with the Hegel column, allows for a nondialectical, chance interaction of the materials presented on either side of the page. The text as a "whole" constitutes a simulacrum of a Renaissance commonplace book, in which the humanist collected the "flowers of rhetoric" ("anthology" being first a botanical term).

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