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Title:
The Blanchot reader, Maurice Blanchot
Author:
Holland, Michael, 1950-
Publication Information:
Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1996.

©1995
Physical Description:
viii, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780631190837

9780631190844
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Book

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Summary

Maurice Blanchot remains a writer whose work, though often cited, is little-known to the English-speaking reader. In The Blanchot Reader Michael Holland answers that urgent need and does so in a way that provides a coherent perspective on what by any standard is an extraordinary personal and intellectual career.


Summary

Maurice Blanchot remains a writer whose work, though often cited, is little-known to the English-speaking reader. In The Blanchot Reader Michael Holland answers that urgent need and does so in a way that provides a coherent perspective on what by any standard is an extraordinary personal and intellectual career.


Author Notes

Michael Holland is a Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford, and a Lecturer in French at Oxford University


Michael Holland is a Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford, and a Lecturer in French at Oxford University


Table of Contents

Peter C. HoyPeter C. Hoy
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part I How is Literature Possible?p. 17
1 The Silence of Writers (1941)p. 25
2 The Search for Tradition (1941)p. 29
3 The Beginnings of a Novel (1938)p. 33
4 The Recent Novel (1941)p. 35
5 The Pure Novel (1943)p. 38
6 Mallarme and the Art of the Novel (1943)p. 43
7 How is Literature Possible? (1943)p. 49
8 The Novel is a Work of Bad Faith (1947)p. 61
9 Sade's Reason (1947)p. 74
Part II The Turning-Pointp. 101
10 Madness par excellence (1951)p. 110
11 Artaud (1956)p. 129
12 The Disappearance of Literature (1953)p. 136
13 The Pursuit of the Zero Point (1953)p. 143
14 The Death of the Last Writer (1955)p. 151
15 The Great Hoax (1958)p. 157
16 Essential Perversion (1958)p. 167
17 On a Change of Epoch (1960)p. 174
Part III Our Responsibilityp. 183
18 The Right to Insubordination (1960)p. 196
19 Disorderly Words (1968)p. 200
20 Intellectuals under Scrutiny (1984)p. 206
21 The Indestructiblep. 228
(i) Being Jewish (1962)p. 228
(ii) Humankind (1962)p. 235
22 'Do Not Forget' (1988)p. 245
Part IV The Step Beyondp. 253
23 The Name Berlin (1961)p. 266
24 The Conquest of Space (1961)p. 269
25 Waiting (1959)p. 272
26 The Exigency of Return (1969)p. 279
27 The Exigency of Return (1970)p. 290
28 Oh All to End (1990)p. 298
29 The Ease of Dying (1969)p. 301
30 Thanks (Be Given) to Jacques Derrida (1990)p. 317
Blanchot in Englishp. 324
Indexp. 327
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part I How is Literature Possible?p. 17
1 The Silence of Writers (1941)p. 25
2 The Search for Tradition (1941)p. 29
3 The Beginnings of a Novel (1938)p. 33
4 The Recent Novel (1941)p. 35
5 The Pure Novel (1943)p. 38
6 Mallarme and the Art of the Novel (1943)p. 43
7 How is Literature Possible? (1943)p. 49
8 The Novel is a Work of Bad Faith (1947)p. 61
9 Sade's Reason (1947)p. 74
Part II The Turning-Pointp. 101
10 Madness par excellence (1951)p. 110
11 Artaud (1956)p. 129
12 The Disappearance of Literature (1953)p. 136
13 The Pursuit of the Zero Point (1953)p. 143
14 The Death of the Last Writer (1955)p. 151
15 The Great Hoax (1958)p. 157
16 Essential Perversion (1958)p. 167
17 On a Change of Epoch (1960)p. 174
Part III Our Responsibilityp. 183
18 The Right to Insubordination (1960)p. 196
19 Disorderly Words (1968)p. 200
20 Intellectuals under Scrutiny (1984)p. 206
21 The Indestructiblep. 228
(i) Being Jewish (1962)p. 228
(ii) Humankind (1962)p. 235
22 'Do Not Forget' (1988)p. 245
Part IV The Step Beyondp. 253
23 The Name Berlin (1961)p. 266
24 The Conquest of Space (1961)p. 269
25 Waiting (1959)p. 272
26 The Exigency of Return (1969)p. 279
27 The Exigency of Return (1970)p. 290
28 Oh All to End (1990)p. 298
29 The Ease of Dying (1969)p. 301
30 Thanks (Be Given) to Jacques Derrida (1990)p. 317
Blanchot in Englishp. 324
Indexp. 327

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