File spoon-archives/blanchot.archive/blanchot_1999/blanchot.9903, message 35

Subject: Re: MB: Academics
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 21:41:12 +0200

> But isn't this a rather romantic view of the artist?  To put it another  

> way.  Can the demand of writing be thought of in terms of a creativity   
> that is thought in terms of an opposition between those who are at the   
> 'creative end', and those, for wont of a better word, who are academics?

I would take this a little further and ask whether it can be thought of in
terms of creativity at all. It seems to me this is a far more serious
difficulty with Claire Dinsmore's position than the (non)opposition between
academic and extra-academic receptions of Blanchot.

Nicholas Dawes


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