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posted on 21.05.2017 by Rhonda Khatab, Carlo Salzani, Sabina Sestigiani, Dimitris Vardoulakis
There is an element of obscurity in the title of this special issue of Colloquy: “Blanchot, the Obscure.” That element is due to the comma between the proper name and the adjective. Thus, “the Obscure” cannot be a straightforward epithet of the person or the work of the French author and critic Maurice Blanchot. Rather, the comma is meant to indicate a type of relationality that pertains between Blanchot and the obscure – moreover, an undecidable relationality. Thus, in this relation neither the name “Blanchot” nor the adjective “obscure” are to be approached with a pre-established security about their origin and destination. The comma indicates the fragile moment of hesitation before this conjunction of name and attribute.

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2005

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10

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3-4

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Editorial

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