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Author Crépon, M. (Marc), 1962- author.

Title The vocation of writing : literature, philosophy, and the test of violence / Marc Crépon ; translated by Donald. J. S. Cross and Tyler M. Williams
Published Albany, NY : State University of New York, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Series Suny series, literature . . . in theory
Contents Intro; Contents; Translatorsâ#x80;#x99; Note; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Practices of Language and Experience of Violence; I. Education; II. Inheritances; III. Discriminations; IV. Political Awakening; V. Preoccupat ion; VI. Love and Friendship; VII. Aggression; VIII. The Shoah; IX. Books; X. Literature and Phi losophy; XI. Corpus; 1. Self-Knowledge (A Reading of Kafkaâ#x80;#x99;s Diaries); I. Impossible Sel f-Knowledge; II. The Tribunal of Writ ing; 2. Impossible Anamnesis (Kafka and Derrida); I.; II.; 3. Shares of Singularity (Celan-Derrida); I. The Singularity of Dates; II. The Time of the Other
III. Circumcision of the Word4. On a Constellation (Levinas, Derrida, Blanchot, Readers of Celan); I.; II.; III.; IV.; V.; 5. â#x80;#x9C;that tumor in the memoryâ#x80;#x9D; (Levinas); I.; II.; III.; 6. On Shame (Levinas); I.; II.; III.; 7. A â#x80;#x9C;balancing poleâ#x80;#x9D; over the Abyss (Victor Klemperer and the Language of the Third Reich); I.; II.; III.; IV.; 8. Duped by Violence? (A Reading of Sartre); I.; II.; III.; IV.; 9. â#x80;#x9C;the spirit of storytellingâ#x80;#x9D; (A Reading of Kertész); I.; II.; III.; 10. â#x80;#x9C;Survivingâ#x80;#x9D;: The Novel (A Reading of Kertészâ#x80;#x99;s Galley Boat-Log); I.; II.; III.; IV.; V
11. â#x80;#x9C;a profound feeling of protestâ#x80;#x9D; (A Reading of Singer)I.; II.; III.; 12. â#x80;#x9C;And nobody here knows who I amâ#x80;#x9D; (Emigrant Voices: Arendt, Sebald, Perec); I.; II.; III.; 13. On Fear of Dying (Three Russian Stories); I.; II.; III.; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Notes Originally published: La vocation de l'écriture. Paris : Odile Jacob, 2014
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Violence -- Philosophy
Violence in literature.
Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- Themes, motives
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Literature, Modern -- Themes, motives.
Violence in literature.
Violence -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Cross, Donald J. S., translator
Williams, Tyler M., translator
LC no. 2018002577
ISBN 9781438469621
Other Titles La vocation de l'écriture. English