Giorgio Agamben born in Rome in 1942 he is professor of philosophy at the University of Verona and the Italian translator of the works of Walter Benjamin. He has published, among others, breaks (Pre-Textos, 1995); The Coming Community (Pre-Textos, 1996); Homo sacer (Pre-Textos, 1999); What remains of Auschwitz. Homo sacer III (Pre-Textos, 2000); Means Without End (Pre-Textos, 2001); Language and Death (Pre-Textos, 2003); State of emergency. Homo sacer II, 1 (Pre-Textos, 2004), The open (Pre-Textos, 2005), The kingdom and glory. Homo sacer II, 2 (Pre-texts, 2008), Nymphs (Pre-Textos, 2010) and "Bartleby or contingency" in'd rather not. (Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville, followed by three essays on Bartleby) by Gilles Deleuze and José Luis Pardo (Pre-Textos, 2000).