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The Disavowed Community$
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Jean-Luc Nancy

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823273843

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823273843.001.0001

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The Consumed Community

The Consumed Community

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(p.24) 4 The Consumed Community
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The Disavowed Community
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Jean-Luc Nancy

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823273843.003.0004

In the fourth chapter, Nancy extends the exchange with Blanchot with references to literature, in this case to Marguerite Duras’s The Malady of Death, a text that Blanchot reads in light of Emmanuel Levinas and the question of an ethical relation. He refers to the events of May ’68 in terms of rethinking questions of community and the relation of such a community to other political forms. Nancy discusses Blanchot’s proposal for an “unsociable sociality” or “anti-social society,” which Nancy relates to the concept of the people, who at once dissolves and reinvents the bond of the law and of the relation. The argument also opens toward the religious references in Blanchot’s The Unavowable Community (including the Eucharist): the proposal to think “a community of lovers,” and to the various female figures that emerge in Blanchot’s text

Keywords:   Duras, Marguerite, Eucharist, law, Levinas, Emmanuel, May 1968, religion, sociality

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