Maurice Blanchot, – Novelist and critic Maurice Blanchot was born in Some of his works in translation include “Death Sentence” (), “The Gaze of. Writing about The Gaze of Orpheus, Geoffrey Hartman suggested that When we translated and well-chosen excerpts from Blanchot’s many influential books. , English, French, Book edition: The gaze of Orpheus, and other literary essays / by Maurice Blanchot ; pref. by Geoffrey Hartman ; translated by Lydia Davis.

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The gaze of Orpheus, and other literary essays

So all those artists and novelists influenced by Blanchot don’t count? It was my first encounter with Blanchot. Yet Blanchot says the ruining gaze is necessary to the work. User lists with this item 2 Limit-Experience 73 items by adgold03 updated Writing about The Gaze of Orpheus, Geoffrey Hartman suggested that When we come to write the history of criticism for the to period, it will be found that Blanchot, together with Sartre, made French ‘discourse’ possible, both in its relentlessness and its acuity.

Only thus can its control be asserted. Callum rated it really liked it Oct 19, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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It merely enables a sharper awareness of where the art we might need might be. Orpheus Chaconne Account Options Sign in.

So what’s here is a substitute, another means of being engaged in art, but without being an artist. He is so fascinated with the idea of Orpheus, that he even wrote an experimental novel called Thomas the Obscure. In the visible, upper world, on the other hand, the artistic effort to reconstruct a form, to bring Eurydice unveiled into the light, operates, still in the service of desire, in a direction counter to assimilation unification ; a direction which reestablishes difference, absence and split through a mask, through language.

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The gaze of Orpheus, and other literary essays – Maurice Blanchot, P. Adams Sitney – Google Books

At times, when I read this book, I stopped reading and said out loud: Yesterday afternoon, I was invited by a very talented friend to the first part in a series of three concert-lectures she is orpueus on.

How did I come to write in this manner?

Steven Pfau rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Home About Help Search. The ruinous gaze is the step into this tiny place? Her research was thorough and inventive, and the music performed was stellar Haydn, Monteverdi, etc. Orpheus has gone down to Eurydice: Mimicry, like art, says Lacan, is not concerned with harmonizing with a background.


That’s why artists never concern themselves with this kind of writing, just as a top chef doesn’t believe food critics know what they’re talking about.

The Gaze of Orpheus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He wants Eurydice in her “nocturnal obscurity, in her distance Home This editionEnglish, French, Book edition: Finding libraries that hold this item Robb rated it it was amazing Sep 05, We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.

I still enjoy reading what you say, for its novelty, for orpheuw thought of you sitting there and preparing it, deciding what bits to leave in, where to make a little joke, who to quote, and so on.

Remember me on this computer. It is depth that the subject desires, a perception of itself through the gaze’s depth of field. Your list has reached the maximum number of items.