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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Contact steve dot mitchelmore at gmail. In this way, it is a very modernist myth.

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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 Gaze of Orpheus

And is one an artist only if one is published? Maybe that’s why this blog is “so curiously intellectual” because it doesn’t see a simple opposition between the two.


Writing about The Gaze of Orpheus, Geoffrey Hartman suggested that When we come to write the history of criticism for the to period, it will be found that Blanchot, together with Sartre, made French ‘discourse’ possible, both in its relentlessness and its acuity. I sort of enjoy reading your blog, but it’s so curiously intellectual, and I wondered how much personal experience of creativity you might have, and how you came to be writing in this manner. Nicholas rated it really liked it Jan 05, The Gaze of Orpheus has since been evaluated by many a philosopher and literary critic.

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Michael rated it really liked it May 11, Retrieved from ” https: We read such criticism and contempt almost every day. These 3 locations in Victoria: Never tried to have it published though cos it’s crap. The myth is a story about song, a story about stories. Gaze of Orpheus, and other literary essays.

The Gaze of Orpheus and Other Literary Essays by Maurice Blanchot

Please create a new list with a new name; move some faze to a orpyeus or existing list; or delete some items. State Library of NSW. English View all editions and formats Rating: Orpheus, however, wants more. All the glory of his work, all the power of his art, and even the desire for a happy life in the lovely, clear light of day are sacrificed to this sole aim: This is why literary modernism so often concerns itself with failure, with desire for what is beyond art, sacrificing an easy omniscience for uncertainty and subjectivity.


These 9 locations in All: Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Another interpretation or usage of the gaze of Orpheus is by Geoffrey Sirc. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: The E-mail Address es field is required. Maurice Blanchot P Adams Sitney. It merely enables a sharper blnachot of where the art we might need might be.

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