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By Maurice Blanchot

Reflections at the enigma and mystery of “literature.”

A Voice from in other places represents considered one of Maurice Blanchot’s most crucial reflections at the enigma and mystery of “literature.” The essays the following undergo down at the necessity and impossibility of witnessing what literature transmits, and—like Beckett and Kafka—on what one may well name the “default” of language, the tenuous border that binds writing and silence to one another. as well as issues of René Char, Paul Celan, and Michel Foucault, Blanchot deals a sustained come upon with the poems of Louis-René des Forêts and, all through, a distinct and significant focus on music—on the lyre and the lyric, meter and measure—which poetry particularly brings ahead of us.

“This welcome new quantity, fantastically translated, is a vital addition to our library of Blanchot in English.” — Lydia Davis

“Maurice Blanchot committed himself to what Henry James known as ‘the strangeness within the strangeness.’ A Voice from in different places speaks of what's irreducibly unusual in poetry and philosophy in a language of calm simplicity. those as a rule past due items via a author and philosopher of the 1st rank are as piercing as they're deeply moving.” — Kevin Hart

“And if the voice from in different places was once the poet’s voice? it's this speculation Blanchot assessments ‘with obstinate rigor’ during this publication. this sort of language is basically prophetic, yet merely within the feel that ‘[i]t exhibits the long run, since it doesn't but converse: … discovering its which means and legitimacy in basic terms sooner than itself.’ this can be luminous Blanchot, rendered luminously through Charlotte Mandell, his top, such a lot elegantly literate translator.” — Pierre Joris

“Here is a quantity of Maurice Blanchot’s commentaries on poems by way of Louis-René des Forêts, René Char, and Paul Celan, with his celebrated account of Michel Foucault’s œuvre. In each one case Blanchot reveals himself obsessed by way of ‘a voice from elsewhere’—a voice that's right now intimate, wordless, and uninhabited: l. a. voix de personne, no-one’s voice. those commentaries, fantastically translated by way of Charlotte Mandell, are themselves constituted by way of this voice, a natural reverberation that readers of Blanchot’s writings won't have forgotten. they'll say: so the following he's, if he ever was.” ― Gerald L. Bruns

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