Jacques Cadinal

The Trial of the Book. From Maurice Blanchot to Victor-Lévy Beaulieu

Modernity often creates an opposition between the Bible, as a paradigm of the Book and wholeness, with the practice of contemporary writing, which has now assumed the expression of our fragmented experience of the world. It is the value of this opposition that is developed and nuanced through a reading of Blanchot. From this analysis, it is possible to reconsider the quest for the Book in Victor-Lévy Beaulieu not so much as a quest for wholeness but rather as a quest for recognition.