Maurice Blanchot

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INDEX

a
absence 60, 61 ;
the double absence of literature 74 ;
of meaning 53 ;
of world 52, 72, 73
Algerian War 6, 92
alienation 58, 65
'Analytic Speech' 17
anguish 46 ;
of absence of world 52 ;
of death 49 ;
of 'one dies' 53
anonymity:
of the author 63 ;
of existence 76 ;
of the narrative voice 81, 82 ;
of writing 87, 114 ;
see also literature: anonymity of;
writing: anonymity of
Antelme, R. 6
anticipation of death 47
anti-Semitism 4, 5, 85, 88, 92
'The Apocalypse is Disappointing' 105
Aristotle 54
Arria 43, 44
art 112 ;
as inverted world 108 ;
relation to the outside 111
atomic bomb 107
Auschwitz 137 ;
see also Holocaust
authentic death 41
authentic existence 46, 124
author:
anonymity of 63 ;
engaged 112, 113
Awaiting Oblivion68

b
bad faith 116, 121
Barthes, R. 26, 62, 131
Bataille, G. 5, 15, 75, 92, 124, 125, 130, 132, 137, 138
Beckett, S. 14, 22, 82, 105, 139
being-towards-death 37, 49
the 'book':
vs the 'work' 63
Brontë, E.:
Wuthering Heights13

c
Camus, A. 40, 103, 137 ;
The Myth of Sisyphus40, 41
capitalist society:
criticism of 89
Carver, R. 81
Chomsky, N. 132
communication 99
communism 4, 94, 122-27 ;
inspired by Judaism 124 ;
and the possibility of community 124 ;
see also literary communism
community:
anonymous of non-authorizing names 113 ;
and communion 100 ;
ethical 102 ;
its fragility 109 ;
immanent community 101 ;
of language 98, 99, 109 ;

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Maurice Blanchot
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Series Editor's Preface vii
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Why Blanchot? 1
  • Key Ideas 9
  • 1 - What is Literature? 11
  • 2 - Language and Literature 25
  • 3 - Death and Philosophy 37
  • 4 - Death 51
  • 5 - Literature and Ethics 67
  • 6 - Blanchot as Nationalist 85
  • 7 - Ethics and Politics 97
  • 8 - The Literary Community 111
  • After Blanchot 129
  • Further Reading 135
  • Internet Resources 142
  • Index 143
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