"Er(r)go : teoria, literatura, kultura " Nr 2 (2016), s. 59-80
This article deals with silence in which one may see the main feature of friendship
between Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot and the basis of literary friendship
further developed by Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy. Since silence is analysed
here as something that one can keep but also pass over, friendship somehow appears
as the effect of overcommenting and can be interpreted as mythologem. The shape of the latter
largely results from comments by Blanchot and other commentators who invoke him.
In consequence, taken from Bataille, the notion of friendship loses its significance
and comes to assume different meanings, including contradictory ones. Friendship between
Bataille and Blanchot starts when a biographical fact turns to a literary fact and then
comes back as a as form of thought. This article aims at revising the philological value
of the latter in order to reveal what silence may hide.