The Disappearance of Literature: Blanchot, Agamben, and the Writers of the No

The Disappearance of Literature: Blanchot, Agamben, and the Writers of the No

Aaron Hillyer


during this booklet Aaron Hillyer considers the results of Maurice Blanchot's unusual formula: "Literature is heading to its essence, that's its disappearance." This quest leads Hillyer to degree a discussion among the works of Blanchot and Giorgio Agamben. regardless of being basic issues of reference for literary idea, no major serious paintings has tested their "literary" writings jointly. The Disappearance of Literature initiates this new trajectory via readings of Blanchot's The Unavowable neighborhood and Agamben's The Open, brief books that harbor their such a lot enigmatic writings. a sequence of similar concepts-study, neighborhood, mysticism, and friendship-emerges from this pairing, and, Hillyer argues, varieties the root of a brand new vein of latest literature present in the novels and hybrid fictions of Enrique Vila-Matas, Anne Carson, and Cesar Aira.

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