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The part one of this book («Bartleby o la formula» (Stefano Verdicchio, trad.), pp. 7-42) was written by Gilles Deleuze. First, it was written for the postface of the following book :
Herman Melville, Bartleby, Les îles enchantées, Paris, Flammarion, 1989, pp. 171-208.
And then recorded in the «Literary Writings» :
Gilles Deleuze, Critique et clinique, Paris, Minuit, 1993, pp. 89-114.
A passage from Agambens text is cited here, with its translation in English :
«La formula, o della potenza» («The Formula, or On Potentiality»), in Ida Gianelli (a cura di), I moderni : The Moderns, Milano, Skira, 2003, p. 68.