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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Dee rated it really liked it Apr 04, Comments and reviews What are comments? Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Books by Maurice Blanchot. Blanchot begins with the simple fact that art allows a certain retrieval, what he calls “the harmony and accord of the first night”.

The Gaze of Orpheus and Other Literary Essays by Maurice Blanchot

The artist, by embracing failure, is still condemned to eternal separation from what inspired the work. Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Adams SitneyGeoffrey H. Whether looking back into the darkness or blindly entering light, Orpheus never sees his Eurydice outside her daily mask or beyond appearance, never, that is, sees her in accordance with his impulse which [ How can one tell which it is?


Please enter your name. This is the central field, where the separating power of the eye is exercised to the maximum in vision” Ibid.

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He was a literary critic whose work took in the Romantic poets, Judaic sacred texts, Holocaust studies, deconstruction and the workings of memory. Remember me on this computer. Mar 11, Brandon D added it. At times, when I read this book, I stopped reading and said out loud: Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. And yet, he continues. Before I continue, if you are unfamiliar with Orpheus, may I suggest taking a look at this quick snippet.

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The word ‘gobshite’, existing in close proximity to Jason comes to mind, Stephen. No longer is it merely absent from a picture imposed upon it, it is also absent from a picture it constructs as a lure for another’s eye.


Maybe that’s why this blog is “so curiously intellectual” because it doesn’t see a simple opposition between the two. On the other, it is reduced to a geometrical point: Yet for the lure to be effective, a set of rules must be formulated in order to off detection of this mark, in order to conceal the sign of the hand behind the artifact. Open to the public.

The gaze of Orpheus, and other literary essays

Had [Orpheus] not looked at her, he would not have drawn her toward him; and doubtless she is not there, but in this glance back he himself is absent. The myth is a story about song, a story about stories. English View all editions and formats Rating: Notify me of new comments via email. Ordinary, social life merely fragments and stifles the desire to assimilate with, or possess the other’s otherness as such; it attempts to decode that which is sought after as incomprehensible, to grasp or control that which is desired as undefined.

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