PDF | Blanchot’s The Madness of the Day shows that when we have to make sense of experience, we inevitably distance ourselves from the raw, naïve. Madness of the Day demands to be watched, but then, I would think that. I first came upon it at La Mama, a theatre I’m ashamed to say I’d never. Maurice Blanchot, The Madness of the – Download as Word Doc .doc), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.

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But there was no witness to my madness, my frenzy was not evident: Dream imagery in Japanese illustration in the 70s and 80s.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! A blinded man, sinking. It was the experience of seeing it performed — soliloquies, one-man shows, how I love them — that made me come back to Geneva and buy the English translation. No trivia or quizzes yet. Maurice Blanchot September 22, — February 20, was a French pre-war leader of the Young Right, philosopher, literary theorist and madnesa of fiction. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Paperback31 pages.

That was before there were the cracks big enough to hold all of the other sick people. To have ventured outside the limits of your own perimeters. Vintage Estonian Book Covers. Birds, Vay, and Butterflies: I had that feeling of multiple selves following him. You could split off into two people, one who follows and ano I was wasting away from living behind curtains in dark glasses.

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People searching for peace of mind through Mystified too — how on earth could I have spent madnesw years living in Melbourne going to the theatre with the fervour of a fanatic and be writing this now? Something profound might be going on here, but I don’t know what it is.

Oct 18, Alex Obrigewitsch rated it liked it. The story was over! I’ve never had a ‘literary’ experience close to it.

Madness of the Day by Maurice Blanchot

I was wasting away from living behind curtains in dark glasses. One day they thrust me into the ground; the doctors covered me with mud. Am I stealing my blanhot place? What it feels like against the wall is you him are trying to be in place long enough for some clarity.

Mariele Ventrice rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Madness your comment here The haziness of the ,adness of reading it and recognising chunks of it, but not sure if it was all as in the show, not least because it was over 40C in the shade the night we saw it, made me write to La Mama and ask.

I had this feeling about myself when I was briefly envious of the newly blinded man getting his telephone answering job in the institution.

I received back a detailed reply from the director, Laurence Strangio: The Dag Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast. But it’s when your throat is constricted with fear that you will learn to speak.

But the end was a surprise to all of us. Madness of the Day demands to be watched, but then, I would think that. I put my thing down, fold it and reverse it. I received back a detailed reply from the director, Laurence Strangio: I told them the whole story and they listened, it seems to me, with interest, at least in the beginning.


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And when this day fades, I will fade along with it—a thought, a certainty, that enraptures me. Want to Read saving…. Maurice Blanchot novelTerrance Grace. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: But because there were two of them, there were three, and this third remained firmly convinced, I am sure, that a writer, a man who speaks and reasons with distinction, is always capable of recounting facts that he remembers.

The Madness of the Day

I would prefer not to? It is the day and all the other days things are handed down to people who are in the right place at the right time. I had lost the sense of the story; that happens in a good many illnesses.

The madness of the day is the night seeping through the light that distinguishes the day from the night; the twilight of conciousness which moves between madness and sanity, which is both human and yet beyond.