Awaiting Oblivion

Awaiting Oblivion PDF
Author: Maurice Blanchot
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803261570
Size: 26.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 87

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Awaiting Oblivion

by Maurice Blanchot, Awaiting Oblivion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Awaiting Oblivion books, "Another of Blanchot's almost-fictions . . . throwing into deliciously baffling high relief the enigmatic condition of a man and woman alone in a sparsely furnished hotel room who try to remember what has happened to bring them there as they apprehensively await whatever will happen next. Their reserved confusion and quiet desperation eventually impress upon them (and us) the realization that imagination (or, if you will, writing) can create reality -- and offer the paradoxical solace that seems to rest at the heart of Blanchot's writing: the sense that even language that expresses meaninglessness can't help but contain and, therefore, convey meaning." -- Kirkus. "This absolutely first-rate translation will not only make Blanchot accessible to many new readers but will also encourage Blanchot scholars and students to reconsider everything they thought they knew about L'Attente l'oubli. . . . This book should be required reading, period." -- Choice. "Awaiting Oblivion is one of [Blanchot's] crowning works . . . a penetrating reflection upon human nature, language, and literature.""--Translation Review. ""Blanchot is a terrifying writer.""--Review of Contemporary Fiction. Maurice Blanchot has been for a half century one of France's leading authors of fiction and theory. Two of his most ambitious nonfiction works, The Space of Literature and The Writing of the Disaster, are also available from the University of Nebraska Press, as is The Most High, his third novel. John Gregg is the author of Maurice Blanchot and the Literature of Transgression.



Maurice Blanchot And Fragmentary Writing

Maurice Blanchot and Fragmentary Writing PDF
Author: Leslie Hill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441186980
Size: 17.21 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 400

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Maurice Blanchot And Fragmentary Writing

by Leslie Hill, Maurice Blanchot And Fragmentary Writing Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Maurice Blanchot And Fragmentary Writing books, 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.



Give The Word

Give the Word PDF
Author: Gerhard Richter
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496213599
Size: 19.39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Languages : en
Pages : 444

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Give The Word

by Gerhard Richter, Give The Word Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Give The Word books, Werner Hamacher's witty and elliptical 95 Theses on Philology challenges the humanities--and particularly academic philology--that assume language to be a given entity rather than an event. In Give the Word eleven scholars of literature and philosophy (Susan Bernstein, Michèle Cohen-Halimi, Peter Fenves, Sean Gurd, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Jan Plug, Gerhard Richter, Avital Ronell, Thomas Schestag, Ann Smock, and Vincent van Gerven Oei) take up the challenge presented by Hamacher's theses. At the close Hamacher responds to them in a spirited text that elaborates on the context of his 95 Theses and its rich theoretical and philosophical ramifications. The 95 Theses, included in this volume, makes this collection a rich resource for the study and practice of "radical philology." Hamacher's philology interrupts and transforms, parting with tradition precisely in order to remain faithful to its radical but increasingly occluded core. The contributors test Hamacher's break with philology in a variety of ways, attempting a philological practice that does not take language as an object of knowledge, study, or even love. Thus, in responding to Hamacher's Theses, the authors approach language that, because it can never be an object of any kind, awakens an unfamiliar desire. Taken together these essays problematize philological ontology in a movement toward radical reconceptualizations of labor, action, and historical time.



Acts Of Narrative

Acts of Narrative PDF
Author: Carol Jacobs
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804746519
Size: 33.53 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 273

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Acts Of Narrative

by Carol Jacobs, Acts Of Narrative Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Acts Of Narrative books, This outstanding collection brings together essays that reflect on the nature of narrative, literary criticism, and history from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, ranging from deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and trauma theory, to narratology, technology, economics, and aesthetics. Acts of Narrative includes responses from renowned scholars across a wide range of disciplines: philosopher Jacques Derrida; the literary critic J. Hillis Miller; W. J. T. Mitchell, well-known for his reflections on the visual world; and Cathy Caruth, one of the founders of the field of trauma theory. These essays are brilliant in their readings of other texts, but are also striking in the manner in which each becomes itself a narrative performance. Moreover, what starts out as an exercise in theorizing and reading moves, more often than not, into a meditation on social and political issues crucial for our own sense of ourselves.



On The Cultures Of Exile Translation And Writing

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Author: Paolo Bartoloni
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557533685
Size: 47.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 166

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On The Cultures Of Exile Translation And Writing

by Paolo Bartoloni, On The Cultures Of Exile Translation And Writing Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download On The Cultures Of Exile Translation And Writing books, The hypothesis of Paolo Bartoloni's book is based on the belief that a substantial and innovative discussion of the philosophical notions of immanence and potentiality is not only overdue but also necessary to address the social, political, cultural, and ethical aporia confronting us today. The phenomenon of globalization with its countless sub-narratives such as mobility, migration, security, authenticity, and inauthenticity can be thought and contextualized through a close reading and articulation of immanence and potentiality. The author provides a tangible and workable philosophical and cultural discourse within which to present an alternative understanding of subjectivity by engaging in a theoretical discussion with the philosophical discourse on potentiality and immanence, of which the writings of Gilles Deleuze and Giorgio Agamben are among the most advanced and innovative examples to date. Secondly, Bartoloni presents a virtual insight into the potential immanent subject and community through exploring a radically new interpretation of exile, translation, and temporality. Finally, the author shows how the experience of potentiality and immanence, and their ontological statuses have been explored and realized in literature through a close reading and articulation of a series of selected texts, especially works by Giorgio Caproni and Maurice Blanchot. The methodology of the study is interdisciplinary, ranging across literary theory, postmodern cultural analysis, hermeneutics, and comparative culture analysis.



Language And Negativity In European Modernism

Language and Negativity in European Modernism PDF
Author: Shane Weller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108671039
Size: 58.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages :

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Language And Negativity In European Modernism

by Shane Weller, Language And Negativity In European Modernism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Language And Negativity In European Modernism books, This book charts the history of a distinct strain of European literary modernism that emerged out of a radical re-engagement with late nineteenth-century language scepticism. Focusing first on the literary and philosophical strands of this language-sceptical tradition, the book proceeds to trace the various forms of linguistic negativism deployed by European writers in the interwar and post-war years, including Franz Kafka, Georges Bataille, Samuel Beckett, Maurice Blanchot, Paul Celan, and W. G. Sebald. Through close analyses of these and other writers' attempts to capture an 'unspeakable' experience, Language and Negativity in European Modernism explores the remarkable literary attempt to deploy the negative potentialities of language in order to articulate an experience of what, shortly after the Second World War, Beckett described as a vision of 'humanity in ruins'.



Political Writings 1953 1993

Political Writings  1953 1993 PDF
Author: Maurice Blanchot
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823229971
Size: 76.71 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 200

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Political Writings 1953 1993

by Maurice Blanchot, Political Writings 1953 1993 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Political Writings 1953 1993 books, Maurice Blanchot is a towering yet enigmatic figure in 20th-century French thought. Both his fiction and his criticism played a determining role in how postwar French philosophy was written. This volume collects his political writings from 1953 and 1993.



Maurice Blanchot

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Author: Christophe Bident
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823281779
Size: 34.11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 612

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Maurice Blanchot

by Christophe Bident, Maurice Blanchot Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Maurice Blanchot books, Maurice Blanchot (1907–2003) was one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His novels, shorter narratives, literary criticism, and fragmentary texts exercised enormous influence over several generations of writers, artists, and philosophers. In works such as Thomas the Obscure, The Instant of my Death, The Writing of the Disaster, The Unavowable Community, Blanchot produced some of the most incisive statements of what it meant to experience the traumas and turmoils of the twentieth century. As a journalist and political activist, Blanchot had a public side that coexisted uneasily with an inclination to secrecy, a refusal of interviews and photographs, and a reputation for mysteriousness and seclusion. These public and private Blanchots came together in complicated ways at some of the twentieth century's most momentous occasions. He was among the public intellectuals participating in the May ’68 revolution in Paris and helped organize opposition to the Algerian war. During World War II, he found himself moments away from being executed by the Nazis. More controversially, he had been active in far-right circles in the ’30s. Now translated into English, Christophe Bident’s magisterial, scrupulous, much-praised critical biography provides the first full-length account of Blanchot’s itinerary, drawing on unpublished letters and on interviews with the writer’s close friends. But the book is both a biography and far more. Beyond filling out a life famous for its obscurity, Bident’s book will transform the way readers of Blanchot respond to this major intellectual figure by offering a genealogy of his thought, a distinctive trajectory that is at once imaginative and speculative, at once aligned with literary modernity and a close companion and friend to philosophy. The book is also a historical work, unpacking the ‘transformation of convictions’ of an author who moved from the far-right in the 1930s to the far-left in the 1950s and after. Bident’s extensive archival research explores the complex ways that Blanchot’s work enters into engagement with his contemporaries, making the book also a portrait of the circles in which he moved, which included friends such as Georges Bataille, Marguerite Duras, Emmanuel Levinas, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida. Finally, the book traces the strong links between Blanchot’s life and an oeuvre that nonetheless aspires to anonymity. Ultimately, Bident shows how Blanchot’s life itself becomes an oeuvre—becomes a literature that bears the traces of that life secretly. In its even-handed appraisal, Bident’s sophisticated reading of Blanchot’s life together with his work offers a much-needed corrective to the range of cruder accounts, whether from Blanchot’s detractors or from his champions, of a life too easily sensationalized. This definitive biography of a seminal figure of our time will be essential reading for anyone concerned with twentieth-century literature, thought, culture, and politics.



The Logic Of The Lure

The Logic of the Lure PDF
Author: John Paul Ricco
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226711010
Size: 40.60 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 181

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The Logic Of The Lure

by John Paul Ricco, The Logic Of The Lure Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Logic Of The Lure books, The attraction of a wink, a nod, a discarded snapshot—such feelings permeate our lives, yet we usually dismiss them as insubstantial or meaningless. With The Logic of the Lure, John Paul Ricco argues that it is precisely such fleeting, erotic, and even perverse experiences that will help us create a truly queer notion of ethics and aesthetics, one that recasts sociality and sexuality, place and finitude in ways suggested by the anonymity and itinerant lures of cruising. Shifting our attention from artworks to the work that art does, from subjectivity to becoming, and from static space to taking place, Ricco considers a variety of issues, including the work of Doug Ischar, Tom Burr, and Derek Jarman and the minor architecture of sex clubs, public restrooms, and alleyways.



I You And The Word God

I  You  and the Word    God    PDF
Author: Sarah Zhang
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 1575064766
Size: 70.71 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 192

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I You And The Word God

by Sarah Zhang, I You And The Word God Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download I You And The Word God books, I, You, and the Word “God” introduces the approach of lyrical ethics, inspired by Emmanuel Levinas’s ethical-phenomenological philosophy. Through the optics of lyrical ethics, the reader discovers how the ancient erotic poems of the Song of Songs bear ethical and theological significance for contemporary readers. Levinas’s intertwined concepts—oneself qua sensibility, otherness perceived through responsibility, and transcendence embodied in one’s love for the other—reveal themselves as lyrical colors woven into the fabric of Song 4:1–7, 5:2–8, and 8:6. More importantly, Levinas’s understanding that poetic language breaks the tautology of logocentric discourse and gestures to the outside of consciousness provides the theoretical ground for the listener to solicit meaningfulness from the Song. Through this lyrical reading of the selected poetic units, the book demonstrates that the traditional interpretive methods of representative description, narrative paraphrase, and thematic distillation fail to encounter the otherness of poetry. In contrast, lyrical ethics pays attention to that which transcends consciousness: the awakening of the reader’s subjectivity, the saying underlying the said, the sound of the sense, and the invisibility of the visible. The Song so caressed reveals in human love the purposelessly purposive encounter with God.