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By Anne McConnell

Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003), some of the most influential figures of twentieth-century French literature, produced a large choice of essays and fictions that think of the complexities of literary paintings. His description of writing continuously returns to a couple of topics, resembling solitude, passivity, indifference, anonymity, and absence—forces confronting the author, but in addition the reader, the textual content itself, and the kin among the 3. For Blanchot, literature contains a circulation towards disappearance, the place one dangers the lack of self; yet this type of sacrifice, says Blanchot, is inherent within the act of writing. Approaching Disappearance explores the query of disappearance in Blanchot's serious paintings after which turns to 5 narratives that supply a different mirrored image at the probability of disappearance and the calls for of literature—work through Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Louis-René Des Forêts, and Nathalie Sarraute.

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