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Jeremy Tambling

someone being saved from a firing squad by injustice: it is a possibly autobiographical record of Blanchot in the French Resistance. Having been through the trauma of the death-sentence, without the execution, the narrator ends with ‘l’instant de ma mort toujours en instance’ – the instant of my death always in instance: hanging fire, indefinitely suspended, always in process, always in trial, postponed

in On anachronism
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Mark Robson

, ‘Resistances’, trans. P. Kamuf, in Resistances of Psychoanalysis (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998 ), p. 13. Of course, part of the positive valence of résistance as a term comes precisely from the French Résistance of the Second World War and its surrounding mythography, as Derrida himself notes

in The sense of early modern writing
Sarah Annes Brown

responsible for the killing of her fiancé, Maurice Duval, by the French Resistance. Thus in both novels a revelation centres round a murder by shooting – the second Mrs de Winter famously discovers that Rebecca was shot by her husband rather than accidentally drowned – although in The Scapegoat one of the doubles is the murderer rather than the victim. Both John and Mrs de Winter only learn about the

in A familiar compound ghost