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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Unavowable Community by Maurice Blanchot. The problem, for Blanchot, is that the very terms of an ideal community make an avowal of membership in it a violation of the terms themselves. This meditation ranges from the problematic effects of a defect in language to actual historical experiments in community. The latter involves the life and work of George Bataille whose concerns e.
Taking as his point of departure an essay by French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, Blanchot appears once again as one of the most attentive readers of what is truly challenging in French thought.
His deep interest in the fiction of Marguerite Duras extends this inquiry to include The Community of Lovers, emerging from certain themes in Duras recit, The Malady of Death. As Blanchot s first direct treatment of a subject that has long figured in or behind his work, this small but highly concentrated book stands as an important addition to his own contribution to literary, philosophical, social, and political thought, figuring as it does at the center of the emerging concern for a redefinition of politics and community.
Readers of Blanchot know not to expect answers to the great questions that move his thought – rather, to live with the questions at the new level to which they have been raised in his discourse” Paperback90 pages.
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Be the first to ask a question about The Unavowable Community. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Feb 16, Musca rated it really liked it Shelves: Thus, here comes a concept called the absence of the community.
Due to the principle of incompleteness, setting up this concept would mean that the explanation of a completed status is no longer necessary. Additionally, the absence of community is not the failure of community: It then follows a chapter discussing a relation related to life and death of each one in a community.
Such is, such would be the friendship that discovers the unknown we ourselves are, and the meeting of our own solitude which, bkanchot, we cannot be alone to experience.
Death is itself the true community of mortal beings: It takes upon itself the impossibility of comuniead own immanence, the impossibility of a communitarian being as subject. However, by enunciating it he imconfesable not been able to impose silence on himself, which means, he has to talk in order to remain silent.
The Community of Lovers part starts with a quotation from J. The sole law of abandonment, like the law of love, is to be without return and without recourse.
For “the true world of lovers”, he places the opinion – that it is a world that is the oblivion of the world: As love, which may impose its inconfesqble on a circle as taking on the form of the impossibility of loving: Apr 19, Jeff rated it really liked it Shelves: Very difficult read in some ways, but more accessible I found than J.
The Unavowable Community by Maurice Blanchot
I particularly enjoyed his reflections on May in the second section. Jan 21, Alex Obrigewitsch rated it liked it. Not the best Blanchot has to offer, but surely not bad. A spiraling attempt at speaking of that which cannot be spoken of, which evades all avowal; the communital relation.
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I don’t know what it is with me and Blanchot, but most of his writing just feels incredibly timid and equivocal.
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Maurice Blanchot September 22, — February 20, was a French pre-war leader of the Young Right, philosopher, literary theorist and writer of fiction. Blanchot was a distinctly modern writer who broke down generic boundaries, particularly between literature and philosophy.
He began his career on the political right, but the experience of fascism altered his thinking to the point that he s Maurice Blanchot September 22, — February 20, was a French pre-war leader of the Young Right, philosopher, literary theorist and writer of fiction. He began his career on the political right, but the experience of fascism altered his thinking to the point that he supported the student protests of May Like so many members of his generation, Blanchot was influenced by Alexandre Kojeve’s humanistic interpretation of Hegel and the rise of modern existentialism influenced by Heidegger and Sartre.
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