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A Figural Margin to the Hegelian Representation:The Sun, Flowers, and Signature in Derrida’s GlasYoon, Il-HwanIn Glas, Derrida constructs the two columns of philosophy and literature to show how the Hegelian speculative column encounters Genet’s more literary one that remains as the total Other to the dialectics itself. The figuration, which is conventionally characteristic of literature, is one of the most important issues that punctuates Glas from the onset. Hegel’s column takes the issues of the non-figure and the non-violent figure in the first two stages of natural religion, and Genet’s produces a counter-discourse that questions and transforms the very terms of the figuration. In his analysis, Derrida does not simply inverse or subvert the Hegelian dialectical opposition but displaces and locates it in the non-dialectical figure. He tries to interrupt the movement toward Absolute Knowledge by offering the figure not only in Genet’s column but also within Hegel’s column itself, The dialectics between the two columns is always already haunted by the figure of litertature that can neither contain nor exclude but remains at its margin.