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The Unavowable Community


The Unavowable Community is an inquiry into the nature and possibility of community, asking whether there can be a community of individuals that is truly "communal." The problem, for Blanchot, is that the very terms of an ideal community make an "avowal" of membership in it a violation of the terms themselves. This meditation ranges from the problematic effects of a defect in language to actual historical experiments in community. The latter involves the life and work of George Bataille whose concerns (e.g. "the negative ...

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Unavowable Community
2006, Barrytown Limited

ISBN-13: 9781581771046

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The Unavowable Community
1987, Station Hill Press

ISBN-13: 9780882680439


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