"More accessible, in any case, than Blanchot's self-referential and discursive later work, this important publication offers the perfect introduction to an elusive, recondite, and unusually rewarding writer."
Blanchot (b. 1907) is a mordant intellectual akin to the late Thomas Bernhard, Beckett, and Kafka, whose increasingly spare fictions (Awaiting Oblivion, English translation 1997, etc.) explore the difficulty and frustration of grasping and communicating meaning in a universe that seems complacently devoid of it.
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