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Maurice Blanchot and the Literature of Transgression
John Gregg

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
A Note on Sources
Introduction3
1Literature and Transgression10
2Language, History, and Their Destinies of Incompletion18
3Blanchot's Suicidal Artist: Writing and the (Im)Possibility of Death35
4Mythical Portrayals of Writing and Reading46
5Writing the Disaster: Henri Sorge's Journal72
Silencing the Critics of the State72
An Awkward Silence83
The Crisis of (Mis)Representation87
The Poetics of Writing the Disaster98
Ink-Stained Pages108
Sorge's "Fable" and Fragments on Narcissus115
Sorge's Revolt121
6Flagrants Delits: Caught in the Act of Self-Reading127
Discreet Violations of the Noli127
Getting Started, Finishing Up: The Pro/Epilogue of L'Attente l'oubli132
Putting Their Story into Words138
Perspectives of Authority143
The Reversal153
Flagrants delits159
Qui parle?162
De Man's Blind Spot168
The Law of the Genre171
Conclusion: Blanchot's Postmodern Legacy173
Notes201
Bibliography233
Index239

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