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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Rendering this dark point, the lure, the point in which the artist’s control is undermined, is also the object of the work of art.

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The Gaze of Orpheus and Other Literary Essays

Please verify that you are not a robot. It is not Orpheus’ song. University of Western Australia. Tom Agze rated it it was amazing Oct 28, And to protect itself, the orphehs demands the refusal of the ruining gaze even though that is its origin. The split in the Orpheic world is predetermined: Finding libraries that hold this item You may have already requested this item.


Even though he is a challenge, I highly recommend Blanchot. Blanchot and the myth of Orpheus. And that’s why there’s so much intellectual labour required, to fill that void, because your thoughts, truth be told, are being formed without empirical knowledge of what it means to possess genuine creative powers.

From dread to language — Literature and the right to death — The essential solitude — Two versions of the imaginary — Reading — The gaze of Orpheus — The song of the sirens — The power and the glory — Wittgenstein’s problem — The narrative voice — The absence of the book.

Jun 20, Martin Ledstrup rated it it was amazing. This is the function gze discourse, of song, of text. Lacan uses the topography of the myth to construct his gzze stage.

But, yes, I do write in an other form not poetry. Some features of WorldCat will not be available.

We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Blanchot’s interpretation blanchhot use of the Gaze of Orpheus is in artistic creation.

The Gaze of Orpheus

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The world of the other the underworld dissolves differences. The name field is required. You are commenting using your WordPress. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: How familiar is this experience for the artist: I want to talk off mourning, memory and the work of salvage, from the point of view of a writer who blanchit deeply concerned both with retrieval of the orphheus past and with the work of bringing history ‘back to life’.

Joseph rated it it was amazing May 25, He wants Eurydice in her “nocturnal obscurity, in her distance We don’t hear the beautiful sound of his voice lamenting Eurydice’s absence.

If you’re a writer who wants to explore the intricacies and complexities of reading and writing, Blanchot is the one to do it. In both instances evasiveness defines and is defined by the notion of desire, the desire of the other’s desire of blancht self: Blanchot begins with the simple fact that art allows a certain retrieval, what he calls “the harmony and accord of the first night”.

This time, however, it is a lure designed for the spectator:.