August 21, 2017
Christie McDonald and Leslie Morris
A Conversation About the Proofs of Maurice Blanchot's
L'Entretien infini at Houghton Library
In acquiring the proofs of Maurice Blanchot's Entretien infini, Leslie Morris explored the curious ways in which this manuscript made its way into the archives of Houghton Library. Putting that puzzle together dovetailed with Christie McDonald's mapping of questions about literature, politics and the archive posed in the significant changes Blanchot made on this document. Their dialogue opens up broad questions both about the importance of public archives and of Blanchot's work.
(Posted May 2011)