File spoon-archives/blanchot.archive/blanchot_1999/blanchot.9903, message 12

Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 14:28:05 -0500
Subject: MB: Freedom and Speech

Hoping to spin gold from straw ...

	Although they are very complex, when I think of "freedom" and of "speech," I have more or less a good idea of how these
notions may be understood within the context of Blanchot's thought.  However, I must admit that the notion of "freedom
of speech" is more difficult for me to understand.  Perhaps I am somewhat a victim of what I've been reading most
recently (La littérature et le droit à la mort), but it strikes me that "freedom of speech" is not something Blanchot
would simply and straightforwardly advocate.  Yet, one senses in his more recent essays and 'statements' that there is
in Blanchot a quite formal subscription to rights.  Any insights out there?



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