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Approaching Disappearance (Dalkey Archive Scholarly) by Anne McConnell

By Anne McConnell

Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003), essentially the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, produced a large choice of essays and fictions that examine the complexities of literary paintings. His description of writing regularly returns to a couple of subject matters, resembling solitude, passivity, indifference, anonymity, and absence—forces confronting the author, but in addition the reader, the textual content itself, and the family among the 3. For Blanchot, literature consists of a stream towards disappearance, the place one hazards the lack of self; yet this type of sacrifice, says Blanchot, is inherent within the act of writing. Approaching Disappearance explores the query of disappearance in Blanchot's severe paintings after which turns to 5 narratives that supply a distinct mirrored image at the probability of disappearance and the calls for of literature—work through Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis-René Des Forêts, and Nathalie Sarraute.

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