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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To write, one must be impatient, but “impatience must be the core of profound patience”; “To write, one has to write already.

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Is that gaz you do very often? For Orpheus, “Eurydice is the furthest that art can reach. This is perhaps the best I’ve ever read about literature. Views Read Edit View history. Callum rated it really liked it Oct 19, Ivan Ramirez rated it it was amazing Oct 02, English View all editions and formats.

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Less than a week before Gabriel Josipovici gave his talk in London, the novelist Hilary Mantel gave a lecture called Orpheus Speaks ahead of a production of Monteverdi’s opera, Orfeo. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Subscribe to This Space Posts Atom.

Contents From dread to language Literature and the right to death The essential solitude Two versions of the imaginary Reading The gaze of Orpheus The song of the sirens The power and the glory Wittgenstein’s problem The narrative voice The absence of the book. Reading him now, and in this form, I feel once more the excitement of discovering Blanchot in the s.

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The Gaze of Orpheus has since been evaluated by many a philosopher and literary critic. So all those artists and novelists influenced by Blanchot don’t count?

The gaze of Orpheus, and other literary essays

Like so many members of his generation, Blanchot was influenced by Alexandre Kojeve’s humanistic interpretation of Hegel and the rise of modern existentialism influenced by Heidegger and Sartre.

The name field is required. Wanyoung Kim rated it really liked it Apr 27, Cancel Forgot your password? Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Hartman was born in Frankfurt, Germany on August 11, Had [Orpheus] not looked at her, he would not have drawn her toward him; and doubtless she is not there, but in this glance back he himself is absent.

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