Thomas the Obscure

Thomas the Obscure


ahead of Sartre, earlier than Beckett, sooner than Robbe-Grillet, Maurice Blanchot created the recent novel, the final word post-modern fiction. Written among 1932 and 1940, Blanchot's first novel, right here brilliantly translated via Robert Lamberton, includes the entire impressive features of his recognized and difficult invention, the ontological narrative--a story whose topic is the character of being itself. This paradoxical paintings discovers being within the absence of being, secret within the absence of puzzle, either to be looked for limitlessly. As Blanchot launches this eternal seek in his personal masterful means, he transforms the probabilities of the radical. First issued in English in 1973 in a constrained variation, this re-issue comprises an illuminating essay on translation via Lamberton.

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