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Blegen, John. “Writing the Question: About Maurice Blanchot.” Diacritics 2, No. 2 (1972): 13-7.
Discusses Blanchot's fiction and theoretical writings in a review of Collin Francoise's Maurice Blanchot et la question de l'écriture, a critical study of Blanchot's work.
Bruns, Gerald L. Maurice Blanchot: The Refusal of Philosophy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997, 339 p.
A book-length critical study of Blanchot's major writings.
Cixous, Hélène. Readings: The Poetics of Blanchot, Joyce, Kafka, Kleist, Lispector, and Tsvetayeva, edited and translated by Verena Andermatt Conley. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1991, 156 p.
Provides comparative analysis of Blanchot's writings with works by James Joyce, Franz Kafka, and Clarice Lispector.
Fynsk, Christopher. “Foreword.” In his The Station Hill Blanchot Reader, pp. xv-xxv. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1999, 529 p.
Discusses the significance and major concerns of Blanchot's work and the presentation of his writings to an English-speaking readership.
Gill, Carolyn Bailey, ed. Maurice Blanchot: The Demand of Writing. London and New York: Routledge, 1996, 234 p.
A book-length collection of critical essays which provide analysis of Blanchot's writings and theoretical principles.
Large, W. “The Being of Language: The Literary Theory of Maurice Blanchot.” Textual Practice 11, No. 2 (Summer 1997): 305-22.
Examines Blanchot's philosophical approach to the nature of language and literature, particularly in The Space of Literature, and in his theoretical links to Stéphane Mallarmé. According to Large, Blanchot's position “is not so much a theory of literature as the critique of theory by literature.”
Marshall, Donald G. “History, Theory, and Influence: Yale Critics as Readers of Maurice Blanchot.” In The Yale Critics: Deconstruction in America, edited by Jonathan Arac, Wlad Godzich, and Wallace Martin. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1983, 222 p.
Examines the influence and interpretation of Blanchot's literary theory as reflected in commentaries by Geoffrey Hartman, Paul de Man, and Jacques Derrida.
Pepper, Thomas, ed. The Place of Maurice Blanchot. In Yale French Studies, No. 93 (1998).
Special issue devoted to critical analysis of Blanchot's works and literary significance.
Sage, Laurent Le. “Maurice Blanchot.” In his The New French Novel: An Introduction and a Sampler, pp. 61-6. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1962, 150 p.
Provides an overview of Blanchot's fiction and a brief discussion of Le Dernier Homme and Thomas l'Obscur, followed by excerpts from both works.
Shaviro, Steven. “Impossible Encounters: Passion, Intimacy, and Affirmation in Blanchot.” In his Passion and Excess: Blanchot, Bataille, and Literary Theory, pp. 141-70. Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, 1990, 193 p.
Examines Blanchot's literary and philosophical perspective concerning relationships and creative expression in L'arrêt de mort and Au moment voulu.
Unger, Stephen. “Flying White: The Writings of Maurice Blanchot.” Sub-Stance 14, No. 2 (1976): 3-165.
Special issue devoted to critical analysis of Blanchot's writings and ideas, including essays by various scholars.
Wilkerson, Donna. “Transgression, Masochism, and Subjectivity: The Sacrifice of Self to the (Feminized) Space of Literature in Maurice Blanchot.” Australian Journal of French Studies 35, No. 2 (May-August 1998): 228-42.
Examines aspects of limitation, negation, and sacrifice in Thomas the Obscure and Death Sentence, drawing attention to Blanchot's portrayal of the act of writing as a feminine and masochistic process of transgression.
Additional coverage of Blanchot's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 117, 144; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 72.
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