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Quotation by Maurice Blanchot
A writer never reads his work. For him, it is the unreadable, a secret, and he cannot remain face to face with it. A secret, because he is separated from it.
Maurice Blanchot (b. 1907), French literary theorist, author. repr. In The Gaze of Orpheus, ed. P. Adams Sitney (1981). "The Essential Solitude," The Space of Literature (1955).
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