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Space of Literature

ISBN-10: 080326092X
ISBN-13: 9780803260924
Edition: 1989
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Description: Maurice Blanchot, the eminent literary and cultural critic, has had a vast influence on contemporary French writers-among them Jean Paul Sartre and Jacques Derrida. From the 1930s through the present day, his writings have been shaping the  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 12/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 279
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Maurice Blanchot, the eminent literary and cultural critic, has had a vast influence on contemporary French writers-among them Jean Paul Sartre and Jacques Derrida. From the 1930s through the present day, his writings have been shaping the international literary consciousness.The Space of Literature, first published in France in 1955, is central to the development of Blanchot's thought. In it he reflects on literature and the unique demand it makes upon our attention. Thus he explores the process of reading as well as the nature of artistic creativity, all the while considering the relation of the literary work to time, to history, and to death. This book consists not so much in the application of a critical method or the demonstration of a theory of literature as in a patiently deliberate meditation upon the literary experience, informed most notably by studies of Mallarm, Kafka, Rilke, and Hlderlin. Blanchot's discussions of those writers are among the finest in any language.Ann Smock's fluent translation retains the tone and sense of the French; her introduction situates Blanchot in the French and American cultural spectrum and outlines the history of his critical concerns. Ann Smock, an associate professor of French at the University of California, Berkeley, also translated Blanchot's The Writing of the Disaster for the University of Nebraska Press in 1986.

Maurice Blanchot, 1907 - Novelist and critic Maurice Blanchot was born in 1907. Some of his works in translation include "Death Sentence" (1978), "The Gaze of Orpheus" (1981), "Madness of the Day" (1988), "The One Who Was Standing Apart From Me" (1993), all of which were translated by Lydia Davis, and "Michel Foucault as I Imagine Him" (translated by Jeffrey Mehlman, 1987).

Translator's Introduction
The Essential Solitude I
Approaching Literature's Space
Mallarm�'s Experience
The Work's Space and Its Demand III
The Work and the Errant Word
Kafka and the Work's Demand
The Work and Death's Space
Death as Possibility
The Igitur Experience
Rilke and Death's Demand
Inspiration
The Outside, the Night
Orpheus's Gaze
Inspiration, Lack of Inspiration
Communication and the Work
Reading
Communication
Literature and the Original Experience
The Future and the Question of Art
Characteristics of the Work of Art
The Original Experience
Appendixes
Index

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