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Expectation: Philosophy, Literature

Jean-Luc Nancy


This book is a major volume of the author's writings on literature, written across three decades but, for the most part, previously unavailable in English. More substantial than literary criticism, these essays collectively negotiate literature's relation to philosophy. The author pursues such questions as literature's claims to truth, the status of narrative, the relation of poetry and prose, and the unity of a book or of a text, and addresses a number of major European writers, including Dante, Sterne, Rousseau, Hölderlin, Proust, Joyce, and Blanchot. The final section offers a number of imp ... More

Keywords: literature, philosophy, narrative, poetry, prose, European writers, Dante, Sterne, Rousseau, Hölderlin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823277599
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823277599.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Luc Nancy, author
Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg