By Anne McConnell

Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003), essentially the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, produced a large choice of essays and fictions that give some thought to the complexities of literary paintings. His description of writing always returns to a few issues, corresponding to solitude, passivity, indifference, anonymity, and absence—forces confronting the author, but additionally the reader, the textual content itself, and the relatives among the 3. For Blanchot, literature consists of a stream towards disappearance, the place one hazards the lack of self; yet one of these sacrifice, says Blanchot, is inherent within the act of writing. Approaching Disappearance explores the query of disappearance in Blanchot's severe paintings after which turns to 5 narratives that provide a distinct mirrored image at the possibility of disappearance and the calls for of literature—work by way of Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis-René Des Forêts, and Nathalie Sarraute.

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