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Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Leslie Hill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What happens when philosophy and literature meet? What is at stake when the text of a so-called single author begins to speak in two languages, now the language of theoretical reflexion, now the ... More


The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Rodolphe Gasché

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book seeks to develop a novel approach to literature beyond the conventional divide between realism/formalism and history/aestheticism. It accomplishes this not only through a radical ... More


The Return of Genius: Mad Poets

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter chronicles the return of genius as a viable object of thought, this time in the context of madness. It first turns to the conjunction between neurosis and full-blown psychosis where ... More


Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe: Representation and the Loss of the Subject

John Martis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225347
eISBN:
9780823235490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225347.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This is a full-length book in English on the noted French philosopher Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. This book introduces the range of Lacoue-Labarthe's thinking, demonstrating the ... More


The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature

Herschel Farbman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228652
eISBN:
9780823235780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228652.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is about dreams. It looks at the works of several authors that make the dream a central concern. “I sleep, but my heart wakes,” says the Song of Songs. “The other night” names the sleepless ... More


Apparitions—Of Derrida's Other

Kas Saghafi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231621
eISBN:
9780823235094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231621.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapters of this book revolve around the notion of the other in Jacques Derrida's work. How does Derrida write of and on the other? Arguing that Derrida offers the most attentive ... More


Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Gabriel Riera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book examines the possibility of writing the other, explores whether an ethical writing that preserves the other as such is possible, and discusses what the implications are for ... More


‘Not Read and Consumed in the Same Way as Other Books’: Identification and the Genre of Testimony

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues for the singularity of Holocaust testimonies as a genre. Analysing a range of commentary on testimonies by survivors and critics, it finds the current ideas about this form of ... More


The Disavowed Community

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273843
eISBN:
9780823273898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273843.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Over thirty years after Maurice Blanchot writes The Unavowable Community (1983)—a book that offered a critical response to an early essay by Jean-Luc Nancy on “the inoperative community”—Nancy ... More


‘JOEY RULES’: Telling the Truth in Life & Times of Michael K

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

One of the questions that serious readers must pose of literary fiction—especially fiction as politically charged as Coetzee's—is whether it is telling the truth. This chapter explores what it means ... More


The Imperative of Transparency: Maurice Blanchot's the one who was standing apart from me

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

To engage with a philosophical question already at work in a narrative, or rather, a récit, such as Maurice Blanchot's the one who was standing apart from me, or to engage with one that may ... More


Decreation and the Ethical Bind: Simone Weil and the Claim of the Other

Yoon Sook Cha

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275250
eISBN:
9780823277087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275250.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Decreation and the Ethical Bind identifies a decreative ethics, whereby self-dispossession underwrites an ethical obligation to preserve the other from harm. The author shows how obligation emerges ... More


The Passing of the Canon

Geoffrey Hartman

in Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195309355
eISBN:
9780199850860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309355.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the response of Geoffrey Hartman to Frank Kermode's lectures. Hartman questions the role of pleasure set forth by Kermode. He criticizes the use of the term pleasure as ... More


Ending and Unending Agony: On Maurice Blanchot

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264575
eISBN:
9780823266807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264575.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Published posthumously in 2011, Ending and Unending Agony is Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe’s only book entirely devoted to the French writer and essayist Maurice Blanchot (1907–2003). The place of ... More


The Many Voices of Lydia Davis: Translation, Rewriting, Intertextuality

Jonathan Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400176
eISBN:
9781474426909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Many Voices of Lydia Davis shows how translation, rewriting and intertextuality are central to the work of Lydia Davis, a major American writer, translator and essayist. Winner of the Man Booker ... More


The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book addresses the interplay between modes of writing, modes of understanding, and modes of being in the world. Drawing on literary, anthropological and autobiographical sources, the book ... More


Unavowable Community

Leslie Hill

in Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers in turn the bonds of friendship linking Bataille, Klossowski, and Blanchot, the essays that each devoted to the others' work, and the shared, if paradoxical, intellectual ... More


Death, Writing, Neutrality

Leslie Hill

in Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores Maurice Blanchot's complex treatment of the question of the possibility and impossibility of death and dying in a number of key texts. In particular, it offers a sustained ... More


Caught Looking: The Universe of the Novel

Jason M. Wirth

in Commiserating With Devastated Things: Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268207
eISBN:
9780823272471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter continues the problematic introduced in the first chapter. How does one speak of what Kundera calls “the universe of the novel,” and how does one distinguish it from what he calls ... More


Gestural Pleasure

Jean-Luc Nancy

in The Pleasure in Drawing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823250936
eISBN:
9780823252671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823250936.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This section argues that classical aesthetics as an aesthetics of pleasure does not mean that pleasure has no place outside aesthetics, and that aesthetics is not exempt from a pleasure principle. It ... More


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