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The Dead Look: The Death Mask, the Corpse Image, and the Haunting of Fiction

Jeff Fort

in The Imperative to Write: Destitutions of the Sublime in Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254699
eISBN:
9780823260836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254699.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter builds on the previous chapter’s discussion of remnants of death as emblems of ghostly temporality. The death mask in Blanchot’s Death Sentence (L’arrêt de mort) is placed at the center ... More


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