May 20, Awaiting Oblivion ($; May 15, ; 88 pp.; ): Another of Blanchot’s almost-fictions (The One Who Was Standing Apart. Awaiting Oblivion (L’attente l’oubli) is one of the crowning works by the French philosopher and novelist Maurice Blanchot. Located at the crossroads of fiction. Choice. “Awaiting Oblivion is one of [Blanchot’s] crowning works a penetrating reflection upon human nature, language, and literature.””–Translation Review.

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Beckett and Nihilism Shane Weller Limited preview – Lblivion inside the book. Maurice Blanchot has been for a half century one of France’s leading authors of fiction and theory.

Awaiting Oblivion by Maurice Blanchot, John Gregg

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Account Options Sign in. There we encounter a man and a woman who in the words of translator John Gregg “are alternately waiting for something to happen to them that never does and vainly trying to remember something that may have already happened to them.


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Strongly reminiscent of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, Awaiting Oblivion takes place in an anonymous hotel room, furnished with only a bed, an armchair, and a table. Estimated delivery business days. Please view eBay estimated delivery times at the top of the listing.

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We are unable to deliver faster than stated. We are unable to offer combined shipping for multiple items purchased. Awaiting Oblivion Awaihing l’oubli is one of the crowning works by the French philosopher and novelist Maurice Blanchot.

On Gender, Colonialism, and Desire My library Help Advanced Book Search. Located at the crossroads of fiction and philosophy, it is a daring, innovative, and strikingly original experiment in literary form.