The Negative Eschatology of Maurice Blanchot


Principle Texts

Blanchot, Maurice. The Space of Literature. Trans. Ann Smock. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1982.

---, Thomas the Obscure (new version). Trans. Robert Lamberton. NY: David Lewis, 1973.


Secondary Sources

Barnstone, Willis, ed. The Other Bible: Ancient Alternative Scriptures. NY: HarperCollins, 1984.

Barthes, Roland. Writing Degree Zero. Trans. Annette Lavers and Colin Smith. NY: Hill and Wang, 1998.

Bataille, Georges. Inner Experience. Trans. Leslie Anne Boldt. NY: State U of New York P, 1988.

Blake, William. "The French Revolution." The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake. Ed. Harold Bloom. NY, London, et al.: Doubleday, 1988. 285-300.

Blanchot, Maurice. Awaiting Oblivion. Trans. John Gregg. Lincoln, NE and London: U Of Nebraska P, 1997.

---, The Blanchot Reader. Ed. Michael Holland. Oxford UK and Cambridge USA: Blackwell, 1995.

---, Death Sentence. Trans. Lydia Davis. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill, 1998.

---, Friendship. Trans. Elizabeth Rottenberg. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1997.

---, The Infinite Conversation. Trans. Susan Hanson. Minneapolis and London: U of Minnesota P, 1993.

---, The Station Hill Blanchot Reader. Ed. George Quasha. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill/ Barrytown Ltd., 1999.

---, The Work of Fire. Trans. Charlotte Mandell. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1995.

---, The Writing of the Disaster. Trans. Ann Smock. Lincoln, NE and London: U of Nebraska P, 1995.

Bowles, Paul. "The Circular Valley." A Distant Episode: The Selected Stories. Hopewell, NJ: Ecco P, 1988. 61-69.

Breton, André. What is Surrealism? Selected Writings. Ed. Franklin Rosemont. NY, London, Montréal and Sydney: Pathfinder, 1978.

Bruns, Gerald. Maurice Blanchot: the Refusal of Philosophy. Baltimore and London: John Hopkins UP, 1997.

Camus, Albert. The Stranger. Trans. Matthew Ward. NY: Random House, 1988.

Clark, Timothy. Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchot: Sources of Derrida's Notion and Practice of Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992.

Clay, Steven, and Rodney Phillips. A Secret Location on the Lower East Side. NY: New York Public Library and Granary Books, 1998.

Critchley, Simon. Very Little...Almost Nothing. London and NY: Routledge, 1997.

Deleuze, Gilles. The Logic of Sense. Ed. Constantin Boundas. Trans. Mark Lester with Charles Stivale. New York: Columbia UP, 1990.

de Man, Paul. "Impersonality in the Criticism of Maurice Blanchot." Blindness and Insight. Minneapolis and London: U of Minnesota P, 1983.

Derrida, Jacques. Deconstruction in a Nutshell. Ed. John Caputo. NY: Fordham UP, 1998.

---, "Living On: Border Lines." A Derrida Reader: Between the Blinds. Ed. Peggy Kamuf. NY: Columbia UP, 1991.

Descartes, René. The Essential Descartes. Ed. Margaret D. Wilson. NY and Scarborough, ON: Meridian, 1969.

Frey, Hans-Jost. "The Last Man and the Reader." The Place of Maurice Blanchot. Ed. Thomas Pepper. Issue 93 of Yale French Series (YFS). New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1998.

Gill, Carolyn Bailey, ed. Maurice Blanchot: The Demand of Writing. London and NY: Routledge, 1996.

Gras, Vernon W. "Deconstruction." The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Ed. Alex Preminger and T. V. F. Brogan. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1993.

Gregg, John. Maurice Blanchot and the Literature of Transgression. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1994.

Hardy, Thomas. Jude the Obscure. NY: Bantam, 1996.

Hartman, Geoffrey. Preface. The Gaze of Orpheus and Other Literary Essays. By Maurice Blanchot. Ed. P. Adams Sitney. Trans. Lydia Davis. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill, 1981.

Hegel. Logic. Trans. William Wallace. Oxford, NY: Oxford UP, 1975.

Hill, Gary. Imagining the Brain Closer Than the Eyes. Ed. Theodora Vischer. Basel, Switerland: Cantz, 1995.

Hill, Leslie. Blanchot: Extreme Contemporary. London and NY: Routledge, 1997.

Hollier, Denis. "Timeliness and Timelessness." The Place of Maurice Blanchot. Ed. Thomas Pepper. Issue 93 of Yale French Series (YFS). New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1998.

Homer. The Odyssey. Trans. Richmond Lattimore. NY: HarperCollins, 1991.

Joyce, James. Finnegans Wake. NY: Viking, 1971.

Lechte, John. Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers. London and NY: Routledge, 1994.

Levinas, Emmanuel. On Maurice Blanchot in Proper Names. Trans. Michael B. Smith. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1996.

Mallarmé, Stéphane. Collected Poems. Trans. Henry Weinfield. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: U of California P, 1994.

---, Selected Poetry and Prose. Ed. Mary Ann Caws. NY: New Directions, 1982.

Mehlman, Jeffrey. "On Literature and the Occupation of France: Blanchot vs. Drieu." Substance 87. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1998. 6-15.

Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick. Toronto, NY and London: Bantam, 1967.

Montaigne, Michel de. "That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die." Essays. Trans. Charles Cotton.

Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner. Trans. Walter Kaufmann. NY: Random House, 1967.

The New American Bible. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publ., 1987.

Pascal, Blaise. Pensées. Trans. A. J. Krailsheimer. NY: Penguin, 1966.

Pepper, Thomas, ed. The Place of Maurice Blanchot. Issue 93 of Yale French Series (YFS). New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1998.

Plato. Phaedo. The Portable Plato. Ed. Scott Buchanan. NY: Penguin, 1976.

Poe, Edgar Allan. The Complete Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Ed. A. H. Quinn and E. H. O'Neill. NY: Knopf, 1946.

Proust, Marcel. Swann's Way. Trans. C. K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin. NY: Random House, 1981.

Roubaud, Jacques. The Plurality of Worlds of Lewis. Trans. Rosmarie Waldrop. Normal, Illinois: Dalkey Archive P, 1995.

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Nausea. Trans. Lloyd Alexander. NY: New Directions, 1964.

---, The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. Ed. Robert D. Cumming. NY: Random House, 1965.

---, What is Literature and Other Essays. Ed. Steven Ungar. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1988.

Shakespeare, William Shakespeare. Shakespeare: Twenty-Three Plays and the Sonnets. Ed. Thomas M. Parrott. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938.

Tibetan Book of the Dead, The. Trans. Francesca Fremantle and Chögyam Trungpa. Boston and London: Shambhala, 1992.

Toufic, Jalal. Vampires: An Uneasy Essay on the Undead. NY: Talman Company, 1993.

Valéry, Paul. Paul Valéry: An Anthology. Selected and Introduced by James R. Lawler. Bollingen Series XLV-A. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1977.


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