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By Anne McConnell

ISBN-10: 1564788083

ISBN-13: 9781564788085

Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003), essentially the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, produced a large choice of essays and fictions that ponder the complexities of literary paintings. His description of writing constantly returns to a few subject matters, reminiscent of solitude, passivity, indifference, anonymity, and absence—forces confronting the author, but in addition the reader, the textual content itself, and the kin among the 3. For Blanchot, literature contains a stream towards disappearance, the place one hazards the lack of self; yet this type of sacrifice, says Blanchot, is inherent within the act of writing. Approaching Disappearance explores the query of disappearance in Blanchot's severe paintings after which turns to 5 narratives that provide a special mirrored image at the hazard of disappearance and the calls for of literature—work by means of Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis-René Des Forêts, and Nathalie Sarraute.

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