Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Historical Event, Narrative Event, Literary Event 2. INTERMEZZO: The Cave in Homer's Odyssey and the Cafe in Marguerite Duras's Moderato Cantabile Part One: Theory3. Martin Heidegger: The Event of Appropriation 4. Maurice Blanchot: The Event of Dying 5. Jacques Derrida: The Non-Advent of the Event 6. Gilles Deleuze: The Becoming of the Event Part Two: Literature7. Toward a Theory of Literary Events: Conceptions and Principles 8. AIR RAID ONE: Marcel Proust's Time Regained 9. Writing Corporeally: A Vital Move 10. AIR RAID TWO: Louis-Ferdinand Celine's Fable for Another Time 11. AIR RAID THREE: T. S. Eliot's Little Gidding from Four Quartets 12. Conclusion: Being Is in the Hands of the Event Notes Bibliography Index
Ilai Rowner is an adjunct lecturer of French and comparative literature at Tel Aviv University.