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Since the inexistent which is made incandescent is the trace of the event we have a limpid abstract formula a post-evental body is constituted by all the elements of the site which invest the totality of their existence in their identity to the trace of the event.

Or, to employ a militant metaphor; the body is the set of everything that the trace of the event mobilizes. It is thus that the foam, the wave, the wind, the salt and the rocks themselves are required by the metamorphosis of the sea, the storm-event, whose trace is the vital upsurge of the poet and the poem. – Badiou,  ‘The body of the poem’, in Logics of worlds

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