The Writing of the Disaster download free [PDF and Ebook] by Maurice Blanchot

The Writing of the Disaster download free [PDF and Ebook] by Maurice Blanchot year 1995
  • Book name: The Writing of the Disaster
  • Author: Maurice Blanchot
  • Release date: 1995/5/11
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780803261204
  • Rating: 7.64 of 10
  • Votes: 262
  • Review by: Kendall Phipps
  • Review rating: 9.62 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/20
  • Total pages: 153
  • Includes a PDF summary of 18 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Modern history is haunted by the disasters of the century-world wars, concentration camps, Hiroshima, and the Holocaust-grief, anger, terror, and loss beyond words, but still close, still impending. How can we write or think about disaster when by its very nature it defies speech and compels silence, burns books and shatters meaning? The Writing of the Disaster reflects upon efforts to abide in disaster's infinite threat. First published in French in 1980, it takes up the most serious tasks of writing: to describe, explain, and redeem when possible, and to admit what is not possible. Neither offers consolation. Maurice Blanchot has been praised on both sides of the Atlantic for his fiction and criticism. The philosopher Emmanuel Levinas once remarked that Blanchot's writing is a 'language of pure transcendence, without correlative.' Literary theorist and critic Geoffrey Hartman remarked that Blanchot's influence on contemporary writers 'cannot be overestimated.'
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 7H28M48S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: General, Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers, Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 18.59 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x10.92mm
  • Weight: 195g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Lincoln, United States

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