STATION HILL BLANCHOT READER / Edition 1

STATION HILL BLANCHOT READER / Edition 1

by Maurice Blanchot
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1886449171

ISBN-13: 2901886449175

Pub. Date: 02/01/1995

Publisher: Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.

This essential reader from Station Hill (Blanchot's longtime publisher in the United States) is six books in one, and the first and only collection of Maurice Blanchot's celebrated fiction and critical/philosophical writing. Regarded both on the European continent and in America as one of the truly great authors of French Post-Modernism, Blanchot's reputation and

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This essential reader from Station Hill (Blanchot's longtime publisher in the United States) is six books in one, and the first and only collection of Maurice Blanchot's celebrated fiction and critical/philosophical writing. Regarded both on the European continent and in America as one of the truly great authors of French Post-Modernism, Blanchot's reputation and readership in English has already established him as a modern classic. The Blanchot Reader brings together a substantial collection of critical and philosophical writings (The Gaze of Orpheus) and the only edition in print in English of his major works of fiction (Thomas the Obscure, Death Sentence, Vicious Circles, The Madness of the Day, When the Time Comes and The One Who Was Standing Apart From Me). General readers and students alike will seek out these essential works by the writer Susan Sontag referred to as an unimpeachably major voice in modern French literature. Maurice Blanchot is now recognized as a major twentieth century philosopher whose influence extends to the works of Derrida, Foucault, Levinas, Lacan and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901886449175
Publisher:
Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
554

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvi
List of Translations by Translatorvii
Publisher's Prefaceix
Foreword by Christopher Fynskxv
Fiction
FROM Vicious Circles: Two Fictions & "After the Fact"3
The Idyll5
The Last Word35
Thomas the Obscure51
Death Sentence129
The Madness of The Day189
When the Time Comes201
The One Who Was Standing Apart From Me261
Literary Essays
FROM The Gaze of Orpheus and Other Literary Essays
From Dread to Language343
Literature and the Right to Death359
The Essential Solitude401
Two Versions of the Imaginary417
Reading429
The Gaze of Orpheus437
The Song of the Sirens443
The Power and the Glory451
The Narrative Voice459
The Absence of the Book471
FROMVicious Circles: Two Fictions & "After the Fact"
After the Fact487
Translators' Notes497
Afterword: Publishing Blanchot in America—A Metapoetic
View by George Quasha and Charles Stein509
Biographical Notes528
Other Books in English by Maurice Blanchot529

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