The main concern of this essay will not consist in a reading of Lyotard but rather in a reading of a book on Lyotard written by one of Germany’s most influential contemporary philosophers, Manfred Frank. This rereading or restaging of a certain reading of Lyotard attempts to perform a double task: to repeat Frank’s reading of Lyotard, and to provide an answer to the questions: Why is Lyotard read in Germany? And how is he read there? Such a reading places these questions in the broader context of the relationship between French postmodernism and contemporary German critical theory.