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Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography

Christophe Bident


Maurice Blanchot (1907–2003) was one of the most important writers of the French twentieth century. His novels, shorter narratives, literary criticism, and fragmentary texts exercised great influence over writers, artists, and philosophers. As a journalist and political activist, he had a public side that matched his secret and mysterious side as someone who refused to be interviewed or photographed. Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography, the only full-length account of Blanchot’s itinerary, therefore attempts to carry out an impossible bio-graphy. It does so by drawing on unpublished letters ... More

Keywords: biography, Blanchot, literary criticism, novel, politics

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823281763
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823281763.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christophe Bident, author
University of Picardie Jules Verne

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