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Without Maurice Blanchot, literary theory as we know it today would have been unthinkable. Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man, Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze: all are key theorists crucially influenced by Blanchot's work.

This accessible guide:

* works 'idea by idea' through Blanchot's writings, anchoring them in historical and intellectual contexts

* examines Blanchot's understanding of literature, death, ethics and politics and the relationship between these themes

* unravels even Blanchot's most complex ideas for the beginner

* sketches the lasting impact of Blanchot's work on the field of critical theory.

For those trying to come to grips with contemporary literary theory and modern French thought, the best advice is to start at the beginning: begin with Blanchot, and begin with this guide.

Reviews

'A profound and miraculously lucid guide to the French writer's work.' - SPIKE

Author Bio

Ullrich Haase lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University and William Large at the College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth.

Name: Maurice Blanchot (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Ullrich Haase, William LargeSeries Editor: Robert Eaglestone. Without Maurice Blanchot, literary theory as we know it today would have been unthinkable. Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man, Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze: all are key theorists crucially influenced by Blanchot's work.This...
Categories: Cultural Theory, Literature & Philosophy, Literary/Critical Theory