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For the most part, this is an interesting ‘interpretation’ of Blanchot. The text raises the question of what it means to write about a non experience one cannot claim as one’s own, and as such is a text of testimony or witness.

Instante de Mi Muerte, El – La Locura de La Luz : Professor Maurice Blanchot :

The accident of near death becomes, in the instant the man is released, the accident of a life he no longer possesses. Return to Book Page. Want to Read saving….

Like so many members of his generation, Blanchot was influenced by Alexandre Kojeve’s humanistic interpretation of Hegel and the rise of modern existentialism influenced by Heidegger and Sartre.

I wouldn’t want to belittle that effort, since if anyone needs that kind of exegesis it’s Blanchot. I oculdn’t resist trying that, as certainly Derrida always felt the revealing spark of the pun and the shared or adjacent etymology.

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This silly goodreads thing lists Blanchot as the author of the TWO pieces in this book, but it is not the case. Derrida’s reading of Sl links the problem of testimony to the problem of the secret and to the notion of the instant. Extremely useful in terms of trauma theory and memory. Despite the opacity of the argument, this is a marvelous triumph of poetic association.


Maurice Blanchot September 22, — February 20, was a French pre-war leader of the Young Right, philosopher, literary theorist and writer of fiction. Books by Maurice Blanchot. The incident, written in the third person, is suggestively autobiographical—from the title, several remarks in the text, muetre a letter Blanchot wrote about a similar incident in his own life—but only insofar as it raises questions for Blanchot about what such an experience might mean.

Aug 07, Maddy rated it it was amazing Shelves: To speak, to maintain the secret, inshante the between – the space in which and through which difference may proliferate and the other may maintain its alterity; through the joyous play of the disastrous emptiness of language in its shattering instant or instance which is ever coming, to come, yet from instqnte of an absolute anteriority; an an-arche of time which shatters time im its principles the present and its presence – maintenant – the instant.

El instante de mi muerte ; La locura de la luz : Maurice Blanchot :

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The Instant of My Death / Demeure: Fiction and Testimony

Blanchot’s story about nearly being killed by the Nazis is also fascinating and beautifully told. Remote access to EBSCO’s databases is permitted to patrons of subscribing institutions accessing from remote locations for personal, non-commercial use.

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Will Buckingham rated it liked it Feb 07, Refresh and try again. More than a literary text with critical commentary, it constitutes an event of central significance for c This volume records a remarkable encounter in critical and philosophical thinking: Notice the technical usage of ‘to come’.


Blanchot wrote “The Instant of My Death” L’instant de Ma Mort but Derrida wrote Demeure, which can be read as a iinstante OF Blanchot’s text, and it’s quite silly to list Blanchot as the author of Derrida’s essay unless one wants to argue that Blanchot has written Derrida or vice versa. Mar 02, Martin rated it liked it. If you’re into Blanchot and you know what I’m talking about: I found Derrida’s framing observation, the one which explored differentiated testament and literature to be wonderful, revelatory.

Dec 02, Rebekah rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 08, Jonfaith insatnte it really liked it Shelves: I actually followed Derrida’s writing for most of the time. John Pistelli rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Jun 27, Tijmen Lansdaal rated it really liked it Shelves: This will lead us to a new question about the paradoxical possessive in the title of this story: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Escrituras Nietzscheanas and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder’s express written permission. Blanchot’s narrative concerns a moment when a young man is brought before a firing squad during World War II and then suddenly finds himself released from his near death. Parsing his brief work, there was always a subtle gleam to be explored, appreciated.