Thomas the Obscure by Maurice Blanchot

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Re-issue of Station Hill's edition of Blanchot's first novel, written between 1932 and 1940. This work includes all the remarkable and perplexing features of his later narratives: a tale whose telling probes both the nature of being and the nature of writing. Masterfully translated and including an essay on translation by the translator.
 

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Maurice Blanchot, 1907 - Novelist and critic Maurice Blanchot was born in 1907. Some of his works in translation include "Death Sentence" (1978), "The Gaze of Orpheus" (1981), "Madness of the Day" (1988), "The One Who Was Standing Apart From Me" (1993), all of which were translated by Lydia Davis, and "Michel Foucault as I Imagine Him" (translated by Jeffrey Mehlman, 1987).
 
Published September 1, 1988 by Station Hill Pr. 124 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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Admirers of Kierkegaard, Sartre and Beckett will enjoy Blanchot's philosophical rumination on existence in the form of this odd novela tragic existential romance of sorts. Thomas and Anne meet at a co

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Admirers of Kierkegaard, Sartre and Beckett will enjoy Blanchot's philosophical rumination on existence in the form of this odd novela tragic existential romance of sorts.

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