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Pas-de-noms/ Plus de noms. Derrida and Blanchot
Pas-de-noms/ Plus de noms. Derrida şi Blanchot

Author(s): Arleen Ionescu
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: Derrida; Blanchot; names; step; not beyond; literature; philosophy

Summary/Abstract: Recalling the homograph plus de as the minimal definition of deconstruction, the article examines the problematic of names in several Derridian contexts referring to the doubled, divided gift of names. It focuses more specifically on Derrida’s essay “Pas”, dealing with Blanchot’s récit, in which Blanchot’s pas au-delà (step/not beyond) is analysed in conjunction with the duality of an affirmative sans as well as sauf (both save and except for), already discussed in Sauf le Nom, in order to strategically reinscribe Blanchot’s name in literature and philosophy. After a detour via the Blanchotian argument about literature as passion in Demeure, the article connects Blanchot’s experience of literature and death as anonymous passivity (an experience which he called the Neutral) to the name without name, illustrating it in a few of his récits.

  • Issue Year: I/2011
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 59-69
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English