A World in Ruins: Chronicles of Intellectual Life, 1943
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A World in Ruins: Chronicles of Intellectual Life, 1943
by Maurice Blanchot
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In certain key respects, 1943 marked a turning point in the war. Increasingly, victory seemed assured. However, the backdrop to this gradually improving situation was one of widespread and unremitting destruction. In the essays from that year, Blanchot writes from a position of almost total detachment from day-to-day events, now that all of his projects and involvements have come to naught. As he explores and promotes works of literature and ideas, he privileges those with the capacity to sus... read more