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Show simple item record Bartolini, Paolo en 2010-12-03T10:51:27Z en 2010-12-03T10:51:27Z en 2010-09 en
dc.identifier.citation Bartolini, P. (2010). Blanchot and ambiguity. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 12(4). en
dc.identifier.issn 1481-4374 en
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dc.description.abstract In his article "Blanchot and Ambiguity" Paolo Bartoloni investigates the enigmatic and ambiguous turn of the famous Blanchotian statement "existence without Being." The intention of the article is to locate Blanchot's remark in the context of a discussion on history and its possible end, famously initiated by Alexandre Kojève in a lecture on 4 December 1937 at the College of Sociology in Paris; and provide insights into the difference that distinguishes Kojève's reflection on the end of history, Bataille's subsequent interpretation of it, and Blanchot's original conceptualization of a state of being suspended between nature and culture, history and the end of history. The theoretical discussion is enhanced by the innovative relation that Bartoloni draws between Blanchot's notion of "existence without Being" and one of Antonioni's most significant but also enigmatic films, The Eclipse. Bartoloni focuses his attention on The Eclipse's last seven minutes, producing an interpretation which is simultaneously a concrete example of Blanchot's theory but also a critical contribution to Antonioni studies. en
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dc.publisher Purdue University Press en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject History en
dc.subject Maurice Blanchot en
dc.subject Italian en
dc.title Blanchot and ambiguity en
dc.type Article en
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