The gaze of Orpheus, and other literary essays

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Station Hill Press, 1981 - Literary Collections - 197 pages
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There is none like Blanchot. The depth and clarity in his work takes you to a place of reading and writing very few have ever been. If you're a writer who wants to explore the intricacies and complexities of reading and writing, Blanchot is the one to do it. Read full review


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About the author (1981)

Maurice Blanchot, 1907 - Novelist and critic Maurice Blanchot was born in 1907. Some of his works in translation include "Death Sentence" (1978), "The Gaze of Orpheus" (1981), "Madness of the Day" (1988), "The One Who Was Standing Apart From Me" (1993), all of which were translated by Lydia Davis, and "Michel Foucault as I Imagine Him" (translated by Jeffrey Mehlman, 1987).

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