Charles, your folds and friendship trail seems like a sweet trail to follow,
will find the issue of Angelaki and await further writings from your hand
eagerly. Thank you!
Charles J. Stivale
Sendt: 7. september 2003 18:53
Emne: Re: Blanchot and Deleuze
At 12:36 PM 9/7/2003 +0200, you wrote:
>For my Ph.D. thesis, I would like very much to know, if anyone has read
>anything about the relation between Deleuze and Blanchot? I am quite well
>read within both works - I know that there are numerous Blanchot quotations
>in Deleuze's texts, but I was merely wondering if you know of any others
>that have written about e.g. Blanchot's way of writing about the event, and
>how it may or may not have influenced Deleuze - how the concept of the
>Neutre can avoid being taken up by Deleuze, as far as I can see - being
>thrown out on the road to the rather "productivist" or pragmatic
>philosophy.. etc. etc. - I would be very grateful for inspiration; the same
>post will sent to the Blanchot list - so I hope, that one or another may
>produce an outcome.
>And of course, I would enjoy any of your own thoughts on the question..
>Oleg Koefoed, Copenhagen
Eleanor Kaufman's The Delirium of Praise: Bataille, Blanchot, Deleuze,
Foucault, Klossowski (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP 2001) contains a chapter
entitled: "'O My Friends, There Is No Friend'" Blanchot, Foucault, and
Derrida" as well asachapter that include intersections between Deleuze and
Foucault, "Madness and Repetition: The Absence of Work in Deleuze, Foucault
and Jacques Martin." While the Deleuze-Blanchot intersection is not as
directly made here as you would like, that is probably a good thing. I am
also working on the Blanchot-Deleuze connection, via folds and friendship,
and published a piece in Angelaki 5.2 (2000) on the
Derrida-Deleuze-Foucault and the folds of friendship, with some
intersection/folding back of Blanchot (not unlike Kaufman, although we were
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