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To Articulate the Void by a Void
To Articulate the Void by a Void

Aporetic Writing and Thinking in L’Attente l’oubli

Author(s): William S. Allen
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: Blanchot; space; sentences; fragmentation; aporias; thought; relation; outside

Summary/Abstract: This essay will discuss Blanchot’s L’Attente l’oubli by examining the relation between the space of its sentences and that of the room they describe. This relation arises as a new understanding of literary space that indicates how far he has moved from his earlier thought of the récit as a search for an imaginary centre. For in this approach Blanchot has found a thought of space that is eccentric and aporetic, which reveals the nature and possibility of relation as an exposure to the outside.

  • Issue Year: V/2015
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 52-67
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English