A Voice from Elsewhere represents one of Maurice Blanchot s most important reflections on the enigma and secret of literature. The essays here bear down on the necessity and impossibility of witnessing what literature transmits, and like Beckett and Kafka on what one might call the default of language, the tenuous border that binds writing and silence to each other. In addition to considerations of Rene Char, Paul Celan, and Michel Foucault, Blanchot offers a sustained encounter with the poems of Louis-Rene des Forets and, throughout, a unique and important concentration on music on the lyre and the lyric, meter and measure which poetry in particular brings before us."
A Voice from Elsewhere
State University of New York Press
SUNY Series, Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature