Forewarning Dolores Lyotard; The confession of Augustine; Notebook.
The late Jean-Francois Lyotard was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII and Professor of Humanities at Emory University. Stanford has published two other books of his: Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime (1994) and The Inhuman: Reflections on Time (1992).
" ... this work is less a book about the Confessions as it is an insight into a twentieth century philosopher at the end of his life... With prose bordering on the poetic, Lyotard entices and captivates throughout. His final insights here disclose how Augustine's own autobiography is really an omni-biography: a story every soul tells as it comes to realize, as Lyotard's last line puts it, that only at the "end of the night forever begins." - The Review of Metaphysics