Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Hardcover | June 15, 2001

byLeslie Hill

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What happens when philosophy and literature meet? What is at stake when the text of a so-called single author begins to speak in two languages, now the language of theoretical reflection, now the language of narrative fiction And what relation does writing have to the limit that defines itbut, by exposing it to the limitlessness that lies beyond it, also threatens its very possibility? These are some of the questions raised by three of the most provocative and influential French writers of the twentieth century: Georges Bataille, Pierre Klossowski, and Maurice Blanchot. Examining allthree together for the first time, this pioneering study explores their response to a double challenge: that of assuming the burden of philosophy while at the same time affirming the shadows, spirits, an spectres that go under the name of literature.

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What happens when philosophy and literature meet? What is at stake when the text of a so-called single author begins to speak in two languages, now the language of theoretical reflection, now the language of narrative fiction And what relation does writing have to the limit that defines itbut, by exposing it to the limitlessness that ...

Leslie Hill is a Professor of French Studies, University of Warwick.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 inPublished:June 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198159714

ISBN - 13:9780198159711

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Table of Contents

1. Unavowable Community2. Sacrificing Sacrifice3. The Inconsistency of Thought4. Death, Writing, NeutralitySelect BibliographyIndex