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Approaching Disappearance (Dalkey Archive Scholarly)

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Maurice Blanchot (1907–2003), one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, produced a wide variety of essays and fictions that reflect on the complexities of literary work. His description of writing continually returns to a number of themes, such as solitude, passivity, indifference, anonymity, and absence—forces confronting the writer, but also the reader, the text itself, and the relations between the three. For Blanchot, literature involves a movement toward disappearance, where one risks the loss of self; but such a sacrifice, says Blanchot, is inherent in the act of writing. Approaching Disappearance explores the question of disappearance in Blanchot’s critical work and then turns to five narratives that offer a unique reflection on the threat of disappearance and the demands of literature—work by Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis-René Des Forêts, and Nathalie Sarraute.

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Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003), one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, produced a wide variety of essays and fictions that reflect on the complexities of literary work. His description of writing continually returns to a number of themes, such as solitude, passivity, indifference, anonymity, and absence--forces confronting the writer, but also the reader, the text itself, and the relations between the three. For Blanchot, literature involves a movement toward disappearance, where one risks the loss of self; but such a sacrifice, says Blanchot, is inherent in the act of writing. explores the question of disappearance in Blanchot's critical work and then turns to five narratives that offer a unique reflection on the threat of disappearance and the demands of literature--work by Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis-René Des Forets, and Nathalie Sarraute.

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explores the question of disappearance in the critical work of Maurice Blanchot, one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, and then turns to five narratives that offer a unique reflection on the threat of disappearance and the demands of literature--works by Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis-René Des Forets, and Nathalie Sarraute.

About the Author

Anne McConnell is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at West Virginia State University. She completed her graduate work in Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006, specializing in twentieth-century European and Hispanic literature and literary theory. She currently teaches world literature, literary criticism, and writing at West Virginia State University.

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ISBN:
9781564788085
Author:
Mcconnell, Anne
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Author:
McConnell, Anne
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003), one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, produced a wide variety of essays and fictions that reflect on the complexities of literary work. His description of writing continually returns to a number of themes, such as solitude, passivity, indifference, anonymity, and absence--forces confronting the writer, but also the reader, the text itself, and the relations between the three. For Blanchot, literature involves a movement toward disappearance, where one risks the loss of self; but such a sacrifice, says Blanchot, is inherent in the act of writing. explores the question of disappearance in Blanchot's critical work and then turns to five narratives that offer a unique reflection on the threat of disappearance and the demands of literature--work by Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis-René Des Forets, and Nathalie Sarraute.
"Synopsis" by , explores the question of disappearance in the critical work of Maurice Blanchot, one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, and then turns to five narratives that offer a unique reflection on the threat of disappearance and the demands of literature--works by Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis-René Des Forets, and Nathalie Sarraute.
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