Blanchot Romantique: A Collection of Essays (Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France)

Blanchot Romantique: A Collection of Essays (Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France)


The paintings of French author and essayist Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003) is absolutely one of the such a lot hard the 20th century has to supply. modern debate in literature, philosophy, and politics has but to completely recognize its discreet yet enduring influence. bobbing up from a convention that came about in Oxford in 2009, this e-book units itself an easy, if daunting, job: that of measuring the impression and responding to the problem of Blanchot’s paintings via addressing its engagement with the Romantic legacy, particularly (but not just) that of the Jena Romantics. Drawing upon quite a lot of philosophers and poets linked at once or not directly with German Romanticism (Kant, Fichte, Goethe, Jean Paul, Novalis, the Schlegels, Hölderlin), the authors of this quantity discover how Blanchot’s fictional, serious, and fragmentary texts rewrite and reconsider the Romantic call for relating to questions of feedback and reflexivity, irony and subjectivity, narrative and style, the elegant and the neutre, the paintings and the fragment, citation and translation. interpreting Blanchot with or opposed to key twentieth-century thinkers (Benjamin, Foucault, de Man), in addition they learn Romantic and post-Romantic notions of heritage, mind's eye, literary idea, depression, impact, love, revolution, group, and different primary subject matters that Blanchot’s writings install around the century from Jean-Paul Sartre to Jean-Luc Nancy. This e-book comprises contributions in either English and French.

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