The Book to Come

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“Maurice Blanchot was without doubt one of the greatest Western critics of the 20th century, and his work was essential for the development of a wide range of contemporary and subsequent critics of widely different allegiances. I read most of these essays as they came out in La Nouvelle Revue Française and reading them again I am struck once more by their brilliance simply as literary criticism, by their indefatigable focus on the question of the nature of writing, and by the wide range of modern authors they ...
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Overview


“Maurice Blanchot was without doubt one of the greatest Western critics of the 20th century, and his work was essential for the development of a wide range of contemporary and subsequent critics of widely different allegiances. I read most of these essays as they came out in La Nouvelle Revue Française and reading them again I am struck once more by their brilliance simply as literary criticism, by their indefatigable focus on the question of the nature of writing, and by the wide range of modern authors they discuss from Blanchot’s special perspective.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine
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"Maurice Blanchot was without doubt one of the greatest Western critics of the 20th century, and his work was essential for the development of a wide range of contemporary and subsequent critics of widely different allegiances. I read most of these essays as they came out in La Nouvelle Revue Française and reading them again I am struck once more by their brilliance simply as literary criticism, by their indefatigable focus on the question of the nature of writing, and by the wide range of modern authors they discuss from Blanchot's special perspective."—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804742245
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Series: Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 437,797
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Stanford has published four other works by Maurice Blanchot: Faux Pas (2001), The Instant of My Death(Blanchot)/Demeure: Fiction and Testimony (Jacques Derrida) (2000), Friendship (1997), and The Work of Fire (1995).
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Table of Contents

Translator's Note
I The Song of the Sirens
1 Encountering the Imaginary 3
2 The Experience of Proust 11
II The Literary Question
3 "There could be no question of ending well" 27
4 Artaud 34
5 Rousseau 41
6 Joubert and Space 49
7 Claudel and the Infinite 66
8 Prophetic Speech 79
9 The Secret of the Golem 86
10 Literary Infinity: The Aleph 93
11 The Failure of the Demon: The Vocation 97
III On an Art Without Future
12 At Every Extreme 107
13 Broch 111
14 The Turn of the Screw 126
15 Musil 134
16 The Pain of Dialogue 150
17 The Clarity of the Novel 159
18 H. H. 165
19 Diary and Story 183
20 Story and Scandal 189
IV Where is Literature Going?
21 The Disappearance of Literature 195
22 The Search for Point Zero 202
23 "Where now? Who now?" 210
24 Death of the Last Writer 218
25 The Book to Come 224
26 The Power and the Glory 245
Notes 253
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