Awaiting Oblivion

Author: Maurice Blanchot
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803261570
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"Another of Blanchot's almost-fictions . . . throwing into deliciously baffling high relief the enigmatic condition of a man and woman alone in a sparsely furnished hotel room who try to remember what has happened to bring them there as they apprehensively await whatever will happen next. Their reserved confusion and quiet desperation eventually impress upon them (and us) the realization that imagination (or, if you will, writing) can create reality -- and offer the paradoxical solace that seems to rest at the heart of Blanchot's writing: the sense that even language that expresses meaninglessness can't help but contain and, therefore, convey meaning." -- Kirkus. "This absolutely first-rate translation will not only make Blanchot accessible to many new readers but will also encourage Blanchot scholars and students to reconsider everything they thought they knew about L'Attente l'oubli. . . . This book should be required reading, period." -- Choice. "Awaiting Oblivion is one of [Blanchot's] crowning works . . . a penetrating reflection upon human nature, language, and literature.""--Translation Review. ""Blanchot is a terrifying writer.""--Review of Contemporary Fiction. Maurice Blanchot has been for a half century one of France's leading authors of fiction and theory. Two of his most ambitious nonfiction works, The Space of Literature and The Writing of the Disaster, are also available from the University of Nebraska Press, as is The Most High, his third novel. John Gregg is the author of Maurice Blanchot and the Literature of Transgression.

Oblivion

Author: Héctor Abad
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374708800
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Oblivion is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written memorial to the author's father, Héctor Abad Gómez, whose criticism of the Colombian regime led to his murder by paramilitaries in 1987. Twenty years in the writing, it paints an unforgettable picture of a man who followed his conscience and paid for it with his life during one of the darkest periods in Latin America's recent history.

Oblivion

Author: Stephen Berg
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252064579
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Oblivion Stories

Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405521007
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A visionary, a craftsman, a comedian ... He can do anything with a piece of prose, and it is a humbling experience to see him go to work on what has passed up till now as 'modern fiction'. He's so modern he's in a different time-space continuum from the rest of us. Goddamn him' ZADIE SMITH A recognised master of form and a brilliant recorder of human behaviour, David Foster Wallace has been hailed as 'the most significant writer of his generation' (TLS). Each new book confirms and extends his genius, and this new short story collection is no exception. In the stories that make up OBLIVION, David Foster Wallace conjoins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite convolutions of self-consciousness - a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. 'Wallace's talent is such that you can't help wondering: how good can he get?' TIME OUT

Oblivion

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Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 143497734X
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Oblivion

Author: Sasha Dawn
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ®
ISBN: 1606844776
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One year ago, Callie was found in an abandoned apartment, scrawling words on the wall: "I KILLED HIM. His blood is on my hands. His heart is in my soul. I KILLED HIM." But she remembers nothing of that night or of the previous thirty-six hours. All she knows is that her father, the reverend at the Church of the Holy Promise, is missing, as is Hannah, a young girl from the parish. Their disappearances have to be connected and Callie knows that her father was not a righteous man. Since that fateful night, she's been plagued by graphomania—an unending and debilitating compulsion to write. The words that flow from Callie's mind and through her pen don't seem to make sense—until now. As the anniversary of Hannah's vanishing approaches, more words and memories bubble to the surface and a new guy in school might be the key to Callie putting together the puzzle. But digging up the secrets she's buried for so long might be her biggest mistake.

In The Arms Of Oblivion

Author: Justus Roux
Publisher: Justus Roux
ISBN: 145059946X
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Oblivion made a name for himself as the most renowned mercenary in all of Nyasia. His newest assignment was to simply escort the princess of Sefton to her soon to be husband the king of Turenia. He believed this would be an easy assignment, but when Samara turned out to be a truly kind and gentle woman and not some spoiled princess this throws Oblivion for a loop. He finds himself falling in love with her. When he hears the rumors that Sodon, the king of Turenia, is insane, he needs to make sure that Samara will be alright. He soon learns that Samara's life is in danger and he must save her from Sodon. For the first time in his life he risks everything for someone else, but will he be able to save Samara from her cruel fate?

Ordinary Oblivion And The Self Unmoored

Author: Jennifer R. Rapp
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823257452
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Rapp begins with a question posed by the poet Theodore Roethke: “Should we say that the self, once perceived, becomes a soul?” Through her examination of Plato’s Phaedrus and her insights about the place of forgetting in a life, Rapp answers Roethke’s query with a resounding Yes. In so doing, Rapp reimagines the Phaedrus, interprets anew Plato’s relevance to contemporary life, and offers an innovative account of forgetting as a fertile fragility constitutive of humanity. Drawing upon poetry and comparisons with other ancient Greek and Daoist texts, Rapp brings to light overlooked features of the Phaedrus, disrupts longstanding interpretations of Plato as the facile champion of memory, and offers new lines of sight onto (and from) his corpus. Her attention to the Phaedrus and her meditative apprehension of the permeable character of human life leave our understanding of both Plato and forgetting inescapably altered. Unsettle everything you think you know about Plato, suspend the twentieth-century entreaty to “Never forget,” and behold here a new mode of critical reflection in which textual study and humanistic inquiry commingle to expansive effect.

Enlightenment Oblivion

Author: Derek Hitchmough
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469199513
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Brianna was your average 6-year-old girl, albeit more mature than you'd expect. She had family and friends that loved her, and a lovely home. But that all changed one night, when they were attacked... She, the only survivor, shell-shocked and numb from crying, wandering across the land without purpose. A chance encounter, and happening upon a city, would change her life forever. Over the years, she turned inward, and she learned to fend for herself. But what will happen when she comes full-circle to the concepts of friendship and family? Or even love? But dark forces seek to get in her way, at every turn. Security who abuse their position, unnatural creatures... and a mysterious figure who seems to be watching her every move. Which will Brianna choose? The light, or the dark?