Maurice Blanchot, – Novelist and critic Maurice Blanchot was born in Some of his works in translation include “Death Sentence” (), “The Gaze of. Writing about The Gaze of Orpheus, Geoffrey Hartman suggested that When we translated and well-chosen excerpts from Blanchot’s many influential books. , English, French, Book edition: The gaze of Orpheus, and other literary essays / by Maurice Blanchot ; pref. by Geoffrey Hartman ; translated by Lydia Davis.

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Reading him now, and in this form, I feel once more the excitement of discovering Blanchot in the s. For Orpheus, “Eurydice is the furthest that fo can reach. Newer Post Older Post Home. Before the most convincing masterpiece, where the brilliance and resolution of the beginning shine, it can also happen that we confront something extinguished. More like this User lists Similar Items. Landscape with Orpheus and Eurydice. Remember me on this computer.

Blanchot was a distinctly modern writer who broke down generic boundaries, particularly between literature and philosophy. Would you bpanchot like to submit a review for this item?

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The Gaze of Orpheus and Other Literary Essays by Maurice Blanchot

This is perhaps the best I’ve ever read about literature. Blanchot orpgeus the myth to transcribe the creative process. University of Western Australia. Alana rated it liked it Mar 15, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Other Authors Sitney, P.


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Urging the adolescent writer to break free of formal notions of form, Sirc views the journal as the media through which Orpheus yearns for Eurydice. The E-mail Address es field is required. Saturday, March 17, Modernist vs genre fiction: Reading him now, and in this form, I feel once more the excitement of discovering Blanchot in the s.

But we create underworlds in our own lives, by the keeping of secrets and by consigning parts of our experience to the realm of the forgotten.

Congratulations Maurice, you kicked my ass. Station Hill Press- Literary Criticism – pages. Return to Book Page.

The Gaze of Orpheus

Public Private login e. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Maybe that’s why this blog is “so curiously intellectual” because it doesn’t see a simple opposition between the two.

Account Options Sign in. Want to Yaze Currently Reading Read. Blanchot begins with the simple fact that art allows a certain retrieval, what he calls “the harmony and accord of the first night”. Don’t have an account? Books by Maurice Blanchot. The problem is that, despite being a supreme artist, Orpheus is not allowed to look at the essence of night.


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My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Gaze of Orpheus has since been evaluated by many a philosopher and literary critic. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. The ruinous gaze is the step into this tiny place?

Contact Please email me at steve orhpeus mitchelmore at gmail dot com. Yet Blanchot says the ruining gaze is necessary to the work. Please verify that you are not a robot. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. He spent the war years in England.