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DiedFebruary 20, 2003, Le Mesnil-Saint-Denis, France
FactBiography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 138, pages 26-31. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.


Maurice Blanchot was a French writer and literary theorist. His work had a profound influence on post-structuralist philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida. Blanchot was born in the village of Quain, in the Loire region of France, on September 22, 1907. His father was a doctor and his mother was a piano teacher. Blanchot had two sisters, one of whom died at a young age. Blanchot’s early education was at a Jesuit boarding school.

He later studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, and literature at the École normale supérieure. Blanchot’s first published work was a collection of poems, Les Chants de Nuit et de Neige (1930). He went on to publish several novels, including Thomas l’Obscur (1941), L’Amitié (1942), and Le Très-Haut (1949). In the 1940s, Blanchot became friends with the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. The two men had a falling out in the 1950s, but remained on friendly terms.

Blanchot’s later works include The Step Not Beyond (1972), The Infinite Conversation (1969), and The Writing of the Disaster (1980). Blanchot died on February 20, 2003, at the age of 95.

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Full NameMaurice Blanchot
DiedFebruary 20, 2003, Le Mesnil-Saint-Denis, France
ProfessionPhilosopher
EducationUniversity of Strasbourg
NationalityFrench

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1Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 138, pages 26-31. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.

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Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Un siècle d'écrivains1998TV Series documentary 1 episode
To shedio1997Short novel
The Madness of the Day1991Short novel

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom1975essential bibliography: Lautréamont and Sade

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