Michiko Tsushima * The Space of Vacillation
09-04-06 Suggested by: Jack of all Trades
The Space of Vacillation: The Experience of Language in Beckett, Blanchot, and Heidegger
by Michiko Tsushima
(Bern: Peter Lang, 2003)
The question of language has been discussed in various philosophical, literary, and theoretical works of the twentieth century. However, in many cases, while language has remained the object of discussion, an understanding of the experience of language from within has not been deepened. This book seeks to pay attention to 'the experience of language' and rethinks its importance in twentieth century thought and literature. It describes how Beckett, Blanchot, and Heidegger experience the force of language. The study focuses on how each in a different way sought to show the force of language as the movement of vacillation, as a metaphorical form of expression.