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Coming soon. I would say that never as much as today have I pictured him so far ahead of us. The Infinite Conversation provides a mixture of rigorous theoretical thought and less formal converations, both of which are intriguing. Blanchot provides splendid readings of the way in which writers such as Nietzsche, Bataille, Pascal, Kafka, Heraclitus, and Sade develop a writing that interrupts being and postulates dissymetric relations.
His readings of other writers are illuminating, and often quite surprising. Theory and Philosophy , Literature , Theory and Philosophy. In this landmark volume, Blanchot sustains a dialogue with a number of thinkers whose contributions have marked turning points in the history of Western thought and have influenced virtually all the themes that inflect the contemporary literary and philosophical debate today.
University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. Home Current Catalogs Blog. View Cart Checkout. Search Site only in current section. Advanced Search…. The Infinite Conversation Susan Hanson is associate professor of French at Drake University. Related Publications The Forty-Nine Steps The acclaimed cultural critic turns to an examination of contemporary thought. The Claim of Language A Case for the Humanities Argues for the importance of humanities research in an era of globalization and technical reason.
Maurice Blanchot : The Infinite Conversation : The Absent Voice
There are many remarkable facts about the long life of the French novelist and philosopher Maurice Blanchot. But to concentrate on these facts, relevant as they are, would be to ignore what Blanchot offers, which is a return to the fundamental mystery of literature. That is, why do written words have so much power over us, yet also seem completely estranged from the world they supposedly refers to? It is an asymmetry that Blanchot presents to us relentlessly. In my opinion. What is that worth? So, when I write in my opinion , I remove all weight from the judgement.
Blanchot 1963-The Infinite Conversation
Published in France in , this substantial addition to the "Theory and History of Literature'' series could more readily be described as philosophy. Blanchot, a noted French literary critic who is Discouraging but with a warm heart hidden far beneath the surface. The Infinite Conversation.
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