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Ann Smock

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Ann Smock

Ann Smock is Professor of French Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her translations include two books by Maurice Blanchot, The Space of Literature (U. of Nebraska Press, 1983) and The Writing of the Disaster (Nebraska, 1986), Sarah Kofman's memoir Rue Ordener Rue Labat (Nebraska, 1996), and Kofman's short work on Nietzsche, "Scorning Jews," in Selected Writings (ed. Thomas Albrecht et al., Stanford U. Press, 2007). She is the author of two critical books: Double Dealing (Nebraska, 1986) and What Is There to Say? (Nebraska, 2003). Her teaching and research bear on twentieth- and twenty-first-century French literature and culture; currently she is concentrating on contemporary poetry in France.

Articles by Ann Smock

The Trial of Jean-Marie Le Pen
By Mathieu Lindon
By the time it starts the Blistier trial has already been known for months as “the trial of Jean-Marie Le Pen.” Civil rights groups were the first to call it that, but by now the phrase, borne…
Translated from French by Ann Smock