Maurice Blanchot and Fragmentary Writing: A Change of Epoch

Maurice Blanchot and Fragmentary Writing: A Change of Epoch

Leslie Hill


Writing in fragments is usually held to be probably the most specified signature results of Romantic, sleek, and postmodern literature. yet what's the fragment, and what will be stated to be its literary, philosophical, and political value? Few writers have explored those questions with such probing radicality and rigorous tenacity because the French author and philosopher Maurice Blanchot.

For the 1st time in any language, this publication explores intimately Blanchot's personal writing in fragments as a way to comprehend the stakes of the fragmentary inside philosophical and literary modernity. It attends intimately to every of Blanchot's fragmentary works (Awaiting Forgetting, The Step now not Beyond, and The Writing of the Disaster) and reconstructs Blanchot's radical severe engagement with the philosophical and literary culture, specifically with Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Heraclitus, Levinas, Derrida, Nancy, Mallarmé, Char, and others, and assesses Blanchot's account of politics, Jewish concept, and the Shoah, that allows you to realizing the stakes of fragmentary writing in Blanchot and inside philosophical and literary modernity in general.

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