Maurice Blanchot: The Refusal of Philosophy by Gerald L. Bruns

By Gerald L. Bruns

As a novelist, essayist, critic, and theorist, Maurice Blanchot has earned tributes from authors as different as Jacques Derrida, Giles Deleuze, and Emmanuel Levinas. yet their compliment has informed us little approximately what Blanchot's paintings really says and why it's been so influential. within the first finished research of this significant French author to seem in English, Gerald Bruns ties Blanchot's writings to one another and to the works of his contemporaries, together with the poet Paul Celan.

Blanchot belongs to the iteration of French intellectuals who got here of age in the course of the Thirties, survived the career, and flourished in the course of the zone century or so after global battle II. He used to be one of many first French intellectuals to take a scientific curiosity in questions of language and that means. His concentration within the mid-1930s on severe events -- loss of life, insanity, imprisonment, exile, revolution, disaster -- expected the later curiosity of the existentialists. Like Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, and Adorno, Blanchot was once a self-conscious author of fragments, and he has given us one the main built investigations that we've got at the fragment as one of those writing.

In a chain of shut readings, Bruns addresses the philosophical and political questions that experience surrounded Blanchot and his writings for many years. He describes what's artistic in Blanchot's readings of Heidegger's arguable works and examines Blanchot's notion of poetry as an inquiry into the bounds of philosophy, rationality, and tool.

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