Just wondering if anyone here has read (or continues to read) the essays of the late Maurice Blanchot on literature and writing? These essays were published in english by Station Hill Press in the early 80’s as ‘The Gaze of Orpheus and Other Literary Essays’ and latter bundled in ‘The Station Hill Blanchot Reader’.
Personally I’ve had the Reader close at hand for about 7 years now. Until recently all attempts to enter the essays has proved dreadfully difficult. Suddenly that’s different. Funny how these things can change.
It also feels odd to be writing this. For this is not a recommendation (what could I possibly recommend in Blanchot?). But I am curious.