May 20, Awaiting Oblivion ($; May 15, ; 88 pp.; ): Another of Blanchot’s almost-fictions (The One Who Was Standing Apart. Awaiting Oblivion (L’attente l’oubli) is one of the crowning works by the French philosopher and novelist Maurice Blanchot. Located at the crossroads of fiction. Choice. “Awaiting Oblivion is one of [Blanchot’s] crowning works a penetrating reflection upon human nature, language, and literature.””–Translation Review.

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References to this book A Taste for the Negative: Strongly reminiscent of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, Awaiting Oblivion takes place in an anonymous hotel room, furnished with only a bed, an armchair, and a table.

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Awaiting Oblivion L’attente l’oubli is one of the crowning works by the French philosopher and novelist Maurice Blanchot. This book should be required reading, period. Lyrical Movements, Historical Hauntings: Returns are shipped at the customer’s risk.



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Estimated delivery business days. There we encounter a man and a woman who in the words of translator John Gregg “are alternately waiting for something to happen to them that never does and vainly trying to remember something that may have already happened to them. From inside the book. No eBook available Amazon. Please view eBay estimated delivery times at the top of the listing.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Beckett and Nihilism Shane Weller Limited preview – Awaiting Oblivion Maurice Blanchot Limited preview – Returns must be postmarked within 4 business days of authorisation and must be in resellable condition.


Awaiting Oblivion French modernist library. University of Nebraska Press- Fiction – 85 pages. Geeta Patel Limited preview – Their reserved confusion and quiet desperation eventually impress upon them and us the realization that imagination or, if you will, writing can create reality — and offer the paradoxical solace that seems to rest at the heart of Blanchot’s writing: Maurice Blanchot has been for a half century one of France’s waaiting authors of fiction and theory.

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