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The Work of Fire (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)
     

The Work of Fire (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

by Maurice Blanchot, Charlotte Mandell (Translator)
 

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“A signal event for literary and cultural studies in the English-speaking world. As crucial essays on individual authors, as a major work of literary theory, as an important means of access to the 1940s in French culture, as an exemplary work combining reading and theory—it is of great importance to us today.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of

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“A signal event for literary and cultural studies in the English-speaking world. As crucial essays on individual authors, as a major work of literary theory, as an important means of access to the 1940s in French culture, as an exemplary work combining reading and theory—it is of great importance to us today.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine
“This collection of essays and reviews from the 1940s is about the ‘fiery part’ of literary language that burns through the aesthetic illusions and the easy referentiality of everyday language. . . . This collection is indepensable to any attempt to understand the years between Heidegger/Benjamin and Derrida/Man.”—Choice

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"A signal event for literary and cultural studies in the English-speaking world. As crucial essays on individual authors, as a major work of literary theory, as an important means of access to the 1940s in French culture, as an exemplary work combining reading and theory—it is of great importance to us today."—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine

"This collection of essays and reviews from the 1940s is about the 'fiery part' of literary language that burns through the aesthetic illusions and the easy referentiality of everyday language. . . . This collection is indepensable to any attempt to understand the years between Heidegger/Benjamin and Derrida/Man."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804724937
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
540,629
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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