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Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Leslie Hill


What happens when philosophy and literature meet? What is at stake when the text of a so-called single author begins to speak in two languages, now the language of theoretical reflexion, now the language of narrative fiction? And what relation does writing have to the limit that defines it, but, by exposing it to the limitlessness that lies beyond it, also threatens its possibility? These are some of the questions raised by three of the most provocative and influential French writers of the 20th century: Georges Bataille (1897-1962), Pierre Klossowski (1905-2001), and Maurice Blanchot (1907-20 ... More

Keywords: Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot, twentieth-century French literature, philosophy, fiction, limitlessness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198159711
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leslie Hill, author
Professor of French Studies, University of Warwick
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