The Book to Come

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The Book to Come by Maurice Blanchot

This volume presents 26 essays by influential French literary critic Maurice Blanchot on the work of such modernist authors as Beckett, Artaud, Claudel, and Mallarmé. The essays were originally published in La Nouvelle Revue Francaise and almost all of them are translated here into English for the first time. This collection was first published in 1959 in French under the title Le livre à venir by Editions Gallimard. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804742245
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 11/21/2002
Series: Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 909,879
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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).

Table of Contents

Translator's Notexi
I.The Song of the Sirens
1Encountering the Imaginary3
2The Experience of Proust11
II.The Literary Question
3"There could be no question of ending well"27
6Joubert and Space49
7Claudel and the Infinite66
8Prophetic Speech79
9The Secret of the Golem86
10Literary Infinity: The Aleph93
11The Failure of the Demon: The Vocation97
III.On an Art Without Future
12At Every Extreme107
14The Turn of the Screw126
16The Pain of Dialogue150
17The Clarity of the Novel159
18H. H.165
19Diary and Story183
20Story and Scandal189
IV.Where Is Literature Going?
21The Disappearance of Literature195
22The Search for Point Zero202
23"Where now? Who now?"210
24Death of the Last Writer218
25The Book to Come224
26The Power and the Glory245

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