Maurice Blanchot and fragmentary writing : a change of epoch
Hill, Leslie (2012) Maurice Blanchot and fragmentary writing : a change of epoch. New York: Continuum. ISBN 9781441125279Full text not available from this repository.
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Writing in fragments is often held to be one of the most distinctive signature effects of Romantic, modern, and postmodern literature. But what is the fragment, and what may be said to be its literary, philosophical, and political significance? Few writers have explored these questions with such probing radicality and rigorous tenacity as the French writer and thinker Maurice Blanchot.
For the first time in any language, this book explores in detail Blanchot’s own writing in fragments in order to understand the stakes of the fragmentary within philosophical and literary modernity. It attends in detail to each of Blanchot’s fragmentary works (Awaiting Forgetting, The Step Not Beyond, and The Writing of the Disaster) and reconstructs Blanchot’s radical critical engagement with the philosophical and literary tradition, in particular with Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Heraclitus, Levinas, Derrida, Nancy, Mallarmé, Char, and others, and assesses Blanchot’s account of politics, Jewish thought, and the Shoah, with a view to understanding the stakes of fragmentary writing in Blanchot and within philosophical and literary modernity in general.
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French Studies|
|Place of Publication:||New York|
|Official Date:||6 September 2012|
|Number of Pages:||443|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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