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Foucault / Blanchot: Maurice Blanchot: The Thought from Outside and Michel Foucault as I Imagine Him
Michel Foucault
0942299027
October 1987
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"In the first of this book's two dense essays, Foucault links the neutral space of Blanchot's fiction to a line of thought extending from de Sade to Artaud, Nietzsche and Bataille. . . . In the second essay, Blanchot mines Foucault's excavation of the social practices underpinning prisons, the courts and the medical establishment," reported PW . Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
In these essays two of the most important French thinkers of our time reflect on each other's work. In so doing, Maurice Blanchot the novelist/essayist and Michel Foucault the philosopher develop a new perspective on the relationship between subjectivity, fiction, and the will to truth. The two texts present...


The Writing of the Disaster: L'ecriture Du Desastre
Maurice Blanchot
0803261209
May 1995
Textbook Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French


The Blanchot Reader (Blackwell Readers Series)
Maurice Blanchot
0631190848
January 1995
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Maurice Blanchot's impact on French thinking and culture over the last 50 years has been enormous. Yet he still remains a writer whose work, though often cited, is little known to the English-speaking reader. In The Blanchot Reader Michael Holland answers that urgent need and does so in a way that provides a coherent perspective on what by any standard is an extraordinary personal and intellectual career. We see how Blanchot in the 1940s anticipated later post-Sartrean trends, as followed by among others Samuel Beckett and the practitioners of the nouveau roman. We discover how the linguistic turn of the 1950s took place for Blanchot in a political climate, while also occurring within literature and philosophy, and we trace the emergence of the entretien, a dialogue format used by Blanchot to interrogate the writing...


Maurice Blanchot
Carolyn B. Gill
0415125960
Sept 1996
Paperback
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International Philisophical Quarterly - March 1998 Vol. XXXVIII, No.1 , Issue No. 149
"The essays collected cover a broad range of Blanshot's writings, and offer a wide spectrum of views on him and his writings." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
This volume of essays is both a useful introduction to Blanchot and an advanced and interesting study of his thought. The essays collected cover a broad range of Blanshot's writings, and offer a wide spectrum of views on him and his writings..International Philisophical Quarterly, March 1998 Vol. XXXVIII, No.1 , Issue No. 149

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Maurice Blanchot: Extreme Contemporary
Leslie Hill
0415091748
October 1997
Paperback
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Victoria I Burke, Philosophy in Review
Extreme Contemporary is a provocative work..It is compelling and essential reading, not only for those seeking an introduction to Blanchot's thought, but equally for those who already find themselves gripped by it."

Review
Extreme Contemporary is a provocative work..It is compelling and essential reading, not only for those seeking an introduction to Blanchot's thought, but equally for those who already find themselves gripped by it.–Victoria I Burke, Philosophy in Review

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Maurice Blanchot
Ullrich M. Haase
0415234964
March 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Without Maurice Blanchot, literary theory as we know it today would have been unthinkable. Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man, Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze : all are key theorists crucially influenced by Blanchot's work. This accessible guide:
* works 'idea by idea' through Blanchot's writings, anchoring them in historical and intellectual contexts
* examines Blanchot's understanding of literature, death, ethics and politics and the relationship between these themes
unravels even Blanchot's most complex ideas for the beginner
* sketches the lasting impact of Blanchot's work on the field of critical theory.
For those trying to come to grips with contemporary literary theory and modern French thought, the best advice is to start at the beginning: begin with Blanchot, and begin...


Complexity in Maurice Blanchot's Fiction: Relations between Science and Literature, Vol. 73
Deborah M. Hess
0820440140
March 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Complexity in Maurice Blanchot's Fiction integrates findings from the history of science and mathematics, information theory, symbolic logic, and philosophy, in an interdisciplinary analysis of the relation between order, disorder, and process in the literary text. Maurice Blanchot's fiction serves as an exemplary focus for a textual analysis based on symbol formation and the emergence of order in complex literary texts. His fictional works are analyzed in terms of increasing complexity. Culture relates to the literary text through metaphors expressing indeterminism, subjectivity, multivalence, opposition, recursion, loops, spirals, order and disorder, and emergence. An extensive bibliography on complexity theory and on Blanchot is included.


Step Not Beyond
Maurice Blanchot
0791409082
July 1992
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Dark Gaze: Maurice Blanchot and the Sacred
Kevin Hart
0226318117
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Maurice Blanchot is among the most important twentieth-century French thinkers. Figures such as Bataille, Deleuze, Derrida, and Levinas all draw deeply on his novels and writings on literature and philosophy. In The Dark Gaze, Kevin Hart argues that Blanchot has given us the most persuasive account of what we must give up--whether it be continuity, selfhood, absolute truth, totality, or unity--if God is, indeed, dead. Looking at Blanchot’s oeuvre as a whole, Hart shows that this erstwhile atheist paradoxically had an abiding fascination with mystical experiences and the notion of the sacred.

The result is not a mere introduction to Blanchot but rather a profound reconsideration of how his work figures theologically in some of the major currents of twentieth-century thought. Hart reveals Blanchot to...


Radical Passivity
Thomas Carl Wall
0791440486
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Radical Passivity examines the notion of passivity in the work of Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben, three thinkers of exceptional intellectual privacy whose writings have decidedly altered the literary and philosophical cultures of our era. Placing their use of passivity in the context of Heidegger and Kant, Wall argues that any philosophical understanding of Levinas's ethics, Blanchot's aesthetics, or Agamben's community must begin with an understanding of a "logic" of passivity that in fact originates (in the modern era at least) in Kant's analysis of the transcendental schema.

About the Author
Thomas Carl Wall received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington.


The Dark Gaze: Maurice Blanchot and the Sacred (Religion and Postmodernism)
Kevin Hart
0226318109
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Maurice Blanchot is among the most important twentieth-century French thinkers. Figures such as Bataille, Deleuze, Derrida, and Levinas all draw deeply on his novels and writings on literature and philosophy. In The Dark Gaze, Kevin Hart argues that Blanchot has given us the most persuasive account of what we must give up--whether it be continuity, selfhood, absolute truth, totality, or unity--if God is, indeed, dead. Looking at Blanchot’s oeuvre as a whole, Hart shows that this erstwhile atheist paradoxically had an abiding fascination with mystical experiences and the notion of the sacred.

The result is not a mere introduction to Blanchot but rather a profound reconsideration of how his work figures theologically in some of the major currents of twentieth-century thought. Hart reveals Blanchot to...


Maurice Blanchot and the Literature of Transgression
John Gregg
0691033293
May 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this book, the first in English devoted exclusively to Maurice Blanchot, John Gregg examines the problematic interaction between the two forms of discourse, critical and fictional, that comprise this writer's hybrid oeuvre. The result is a lucid introduction to the thought of one of the most important figures on the French intellectual scene of the past half-century. Gregg organizes his discussion around the notion of transgression, which Blanchot himself took over from Georges Bataille--most palpably in his interpretation of the myth of Orpheus--as a paradigm capable of accounting for the relationships that exist in the textual economies formed by author, work, and reader. Chapters on the critical work address such issues as Blanchot's ambivalent attitude toward the speculative dialectic of Hegelianism, his...


The Power of Contestation
Kevin Hart
0801879620
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"Hart and Hartman asked eight scholars to focus on forms of 'contestation' in Blanchot's work as philosopher-novelist. The result is a surprising revelation of how important this notion was to Blanchot throughout his long life." -- Choice

Review
"A first-rate collection of essays on Maurice Blanchot, an outstanding writer, original thinker, and major figure in French modernity who exerted significant influence on many important postwar writers, critics, and philosophers, including Duras, Barthes, Foucault, Deleuze, de Man, and Derrida. All of the essays are interesting and acute, and the introduction is splendid." -- Gerald Prince, University of Pennsylvania

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Maurice Blanchot: The Demand of Writing
Carolyn Bailey Gill
0415125952
July 1996
Hardcover
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International Philisophical Quarterly - March 1998 Vol. XXXVIII, No.1 , Issue No. 149
"The essays collected cover a broad range of Blanshot's writings, and offer a wide spectrum of views on him and his writings."

Review
This volume of essays is both a useful introduction to Blanchot and an advanced and interesting study of his thought. The essays collected cover a broad range of Blanshot's writings, and offer a wide spectrum of views on him and his writings..International Philisophical Quarterly, March 1998 Vol. XXXVIII, No.1 , Issue No. 149

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Maurice Blanchot
Gerald L. Bruns
0801881994
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Review
"A broad, erudite knowledge of the many literary and intellectual lines of force which criss-cross Blanchot's substantial oeuvre." -- Ian Pindar, Times Literary Supplement
"Bruns' study is the first in-depth study in English devoted to Blanchot's thought and, for want of a better word, theory. It is overdue and most welcome." -- Michael Bishop, Dalhousie French Studies
"Bruns's landmark study illuminates not only Blanchot's complex oeuvre but the entire intellectual horizon of French thought during the last half of the 20th century." -- Choice
"As the first full English language study of Blanchot, this book is a fine introduction to the major work of this oft overlooked French master." -- Thomas Lecky, Review of Contemporary Fiction

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