The Poetics of the Literary Space in Maurice Blanchot’s Work: Cover Image

Poétique de l’espace littéraire chez Maurice Blanchot:
The Poetics of the Literary Space in Maurice Blanchot’s Work:

Strategies of Spatial Construction and Deconstruction in Thomas l’Obscur

Author(s): Khalid Lyamlahy
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: Maurice Blanchot; Thomas l’Obscur; espace; déconstruction; espace littéraire;

Summary/Abstract: Maurice Blanchot completely reshaped the very concept of literature. By connecting literary space to philosophical thinking, his works have contributed in refashioning the understanding of literature as a double act of creation and reading. This article aims to question the contribution of the second version of his first novel, Thomas l’Obscur, to a remodelling of space within writing. Looking at geographical representations as well as fictional, narrative and textual models, the aim of this article is to identify the various strategies created and implemented by Blanchot as part of the process of constructing and deconstructing the space. Blanchot’s novel is considered as the embodiment of a “spatial concern” through which literary creation emerges as an innovative means of refiguring space. The novel is read and studied from a “spatial” perspective which puts forward space as a key element in the text.

  • Issue Year: V/2015
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 35-51
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: French