Issue 5

Cover of The People Are Missing by Gregg Lambert

Lesser and Incomplete Existences

By Michael J. Shapiro
Issue 5 September 8, 2021

Gregg Lambert’s conceptually astute and elegantly composed The People Are Missing offers a double provocation. First, because it is thought-provoking the proper response is a turn to concepts. Second, given that this is a forum for which the response is to write, it enjoins the issue of composition, the creation of a literary space to organize the concepts. Because the richness of Lambert’s text defies synopsis, I am organizing my response with attention to one of the Deleuze quotations among the many that have inspired Lambert’s composition, and one brief but very key quotation from Lambert’s text.

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