The Infinite Conversation
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Infinite Conversation by Maurice Blanchot
Book DescriptionIn "The Infinite Conversation", Maurice Blanchot sustains a dialogue with a number of thinkers, including Kafka, Pascal, Nietzsche, Brecht, and Camus, whose contributions have marked turning points in the history of Western thought and have influenced virtually all the themes that inflect contemporary literary and philosophical debate. Reflecting on the nature of language, narrative voice, the imaginary, revolution, nihilism, and Jewish identity, Blanchot brings forward what the accomplishment of dialectical thought, as well as all thought based on categories of opposition, is unable to account for. Grounded in a tradition of philosophy and thoroughly conversant with phenomenology and the Romantic and post-Romantic traditions, Blanchot addresses fundamental questions that haunt all analyses of difference. His unique manner of questioning, which itself borders on poetry, challenges the very basis on which we read and fashion the world. Maurice Blanchot is a French critic, theorist, and novelist and the author of many works, including "Faux Pas", "L'Art de Mort", "La Part du Feu", "L'Espace Littraire", "L'Amiti", and "La Folie du Jour", many of which have been translated into several languages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816619702
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Maurice Blanchot
Desperate Clarity, Paperback (November 2013)
Provides a unique perspective on cultural life during the German Occupation, & offers crucial insights into the mind and art of one of the most original writers in the second half of the twentieth century
Instant of My Death /Demeure: Fiction and Testimony, Paperback (April 2000)
This volume, a powerful short prose piece by Blanchot with an extended essay by Derrida, records a remarkable encounter in critical and philosophical thinking.
Blanchot Reader, Paperback (August 1996)» View all books by Maurice Blanchot
Susan Sontag calls Maurice Blanchot "an unimpeachably major voice in modern French literature", and these translations by the novelist Paul Auster and others is a broad collection of Blanchot's celebrated fiction and critical and philosophical writings.
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Author Biography - Maurice Blanchot
Maurice Blanchot is a French critic, theorist, and novelist and the author of numerous works, including "Death Sentence," "Friendship," "The Writing of Disaster," and "Awaiting Oblivion."
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