The absolute event of history: The Shoah and the Outside
Hart, Kevin 2015. The absolute event of history: The Shoah and the Outside. Word and Text: A journal of literary studies and linguistics. 5 (43497), pp. 169 - 189.
The article analyses two sorts of disaster considered in Maurice Blanchot's L'Écriture du désastre (1980): the Shoah and the approach of the Outside. Blanchot's account of suffering is examined, as is the role that Blanchot's reading of Robert Antelme’s L'Espece humaine (1947) plays in L'Écriture du désastre. Differences between concentration camps and extermination camps are detailed, and it is questioned whether fragmentary writing is capable of responding to the horror of the Shoah in an adequate manner.
|Keywords||Absolute; Antelme; Auschwitz; Disaster; Experience; Fragments; Shoah|
|Journal||Word and Text: A journal of literary studies and linguistics|
|Journal citation||5 (43497), pp. 169 - 189|
|Publisher||Universitatea Petrol - Gaze din Ploiesti|
|Web address (URL)||https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=113943513&site=ehost-live&scope=site|
|Page range||169 - 189|
|Research Group||Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry|
|Place of publication||Romania|
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