The Work and Death's Space What does Maurice Blanchot mean when he says: "Man dies, that is nothing. But man is, starting from his death"? 

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This quote comes from The Space of Literature by Maurice Blanchot . Blanchot, in this quote, is defining that a man's death means nothing if his life has meant nothing. For man's life to mean something, man must be something--which means that he "is."  If man is not something, he...

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This quote comes from The Space of Literature by Maurice Blanchot. Blanchot, in this quote, is defining that a man's death means nothing if his life has meant nothing. For man's life to mean something, man must be something--which means that he "is."  If man is not something, he fails to "is" (for lack of a better word).

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