Relation of Estrangement in Friendships

"These friendships were not just easy relations of complicity and likemindedness, but brought both parties face to face with that which exceeds them. To be a friend is to cease to be what one is. It is a relation of estrangement. Only in the eyes of the Other do I exceed my existence as an isolated being. This holds not only for the actuality of friendship, but especially for the exigency of writing."

Ullrich Haase and William Large: Maurice Blanchot (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

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