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Last Steps Writing, Maurice Blanchot Taught Us, Is Not Something That Is In One S Power It Is, Rather, A Search For A Nonpower That Refuses Mastery, Order, And All Established Authority For Blanchot, This Search Was Guided By An Enigmatic Exigency, An Arresting Rupture, And A Promise Of Justice That Required Endless Contestation Of Every Usurping Authority, An Endless Going Out Toward The Other The Step Not Beyond Le Pas Au Dela Names This Exilic Passage As It Took Form In His Influential Later Work, But Not As A Theme Or Concept, Because Its Step Requires A Transgression Of Discursive Limits And Any Grasp Afforded By The Labor Of The Negative Thus, To Follow The Step Not Beyond Is To Follow A Kind Of Event In Writing, To Enter A Movement That Is Never Quite Captured In Any Defining Or Narrating Account.Last Steps Attempts A Practice Of Reading That Honors The Exilic Exigency Even As It Risks Drawing Blanchot S Reflective Writings And Fragmentary Narratives Into The Articulation Of A Reading It Brings To The Fore Blanchot S Exceptional Contributions To Contemporary Thought On The Ethico Political Relation, Language, And The Experienceof Human Finitude It Offers The Most Sustained Interpretation Of The Step Not Beyond Available, With Attentive Readings Of A Number Of Major Texts, As Well As Chapters On Levinas S And Blanchot S Relation To Judaism Its Trajectory Of Reading Limns The Meaning Of A Question From The Infinite Conversation That Implies An Opening And A Singular Affirmation Rather Than A Closure How Had He Come To Will The Interruption Of The Discourse