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The absolute milieu:: Blanchot’s aesthetics of melancholy

The absolute milieu:: Blanchot’s aesthetics of melancholy
The absolute milieu:: Blanchot’s aesthetics of melancholy
Unlike his other fictional works Blanchot’s 1953 narrative Celui qui ne m’accompagnait pas has received comparatively little attention. The reasons for this would seem to lie in the intense abstraction of his writing in this work, which is forbidding even by his own standards, but as I will show, this intensity can be understood as comprising a singular topography of the experience of writing. Blanchot’s narrative thereby becomes a very precise and concrete form of aesthetics, which can be usefully compared to the understandings of melancholy developed by Benjamin and Adorno, but transposed into a more stringent modernist context
1569-1640
Allen, William
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Allen, William
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Allen, William (2015) The absolute milieu:: Blanchot’s aesthetics of melancholy. Research in Phenomenology, 45 (1). (doi:10.1163/15691640-12341302).

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Unlike his other fictional works Blanchot’s 1953 narrative Celui qui ne m’accompagnait pas has received comparatively little attention. The reasons for this would seem to lie in the intense abstraction of his writing in this work, which is forbidding even by his own standards, but as I will show, this intensity can be understood as comprising a singular topography of the experience of writing. Blanchot’s narrative thereby becomes a very precise and concrete form of aesthetics, which can be usefully compared to the understandings of melancholy developed by Benjamin and Adorno, but transposed into a more stringent modernist context

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Published date: 2015

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Local EPrints ID: 421847
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/421847
ISSN: 1569-1640
PURE UUID: 0b0b9d70-3874-4561-9b7c-a9f55ba93a8d
ORCID for William Allen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4731-2955

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Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:36

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