By Leslie Hill
Writing in fragments is frequently held to be the most designated signature results of Romantic, glossy, and postmodern literature. yet what's the fragment, and what should be stated to be its literary, philosophical, and political value? Few writers have explored those questions with such probing radicality and rigorous tenacity because the French author and philosopher Maurice Blanchot.
For the 1st time in any language, this e-book explores intimately Blanchot's personal writing in fragments so one can comprehend the stakes of the fragmentary inside philosophical and literary modernity. It attends intimately to every of Blanchot's fragmentary works (Awaiting Forgetting, The Step no longer Beyond, and The Writing of the Disaster) and reconstructs Blanchot's radical serious engagement with the philosophical and literary culture, specifically with Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Heraclitus, Levinas, Derrida, Nancy, Mallarmé, Char, and others, and assesses Blanchot's account of politics, Jewish concept, and the Shoah, so one can knowing the stakes of fragmentary writing in Blanchot and inside philosophical and literary modernity in general.