This article focuses on some of the themes and questions at the heart of Gabriel
Josipovici’s fictional and critical writing, most notably the idea that reading is a matter
of participation rather than understanding. It asks what is distinctive about Josipovici’s
relationship with other philosophically inclined critics and theorists. It offers a participatory
reading of one of his critical writings demonstrating the care with which it is
arranged. The article concludes with a brief consideration of how other writers and
works are brought into Josipovici’s fiction.