fragmentary writing

Posted on January 12, 2018 in the Other blog

Bibliography of Published Fragmentary Writing
Compiled by Lauren Albert and Olivia Dresher,
FragLit Magazine


I. Works on Fragments

Agamben, Giorgio.

Potentialities. Trans. Daniel Heller-Roazen. Stanford University Press. Meridian. 1999.

August, Marilyn-Ann.

A Study of the Modern Autobiographical Fragment: Writing as Self-Affirmation in the Works of Francis Ponge, Michel Leiris and Roland Barthes. Thesis (Ph.D.). Columbia University. 1982.

Balakian, Anna.

“Fragments on Reality by Baudelaire and Breton.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 101-109.

Balfour, Ian.

“’The Whole is the Untrue’: On the Necessity of the Fragment After Adorno.” In The Fragment: An Incomplete History. Edited by William Tronzo. Gerry Research Institute Publications Program. 2009. 82-91.

Baudrillard, Jean.

Fragments. Trans. Chris Turner. Routledge, NY & London, 2004.

Beitchman, Philip.

“The Fragmentary Word.” SubStance No. 39, 1983.

Bensmaia, Reda.

The Barthes Effect: The Essay as Reflective Text. University of Minnesota Press. 1987.

Bernstein, Roberta and Jasper Johns.

“An Interview with Jasper Johns.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 279-290.

Bishop, Tom and Alain Robbe-Grillet.

“A Conversation with Robbe-Grillet.” In Kritzman and Plottel(eds). 291-298.

Black, Joel.

“The Aesthetics of Gender: Zeuxis’ Maidens and the Hermaphroditic Ideal.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 189-209.

Brand, Roy.

“Schlegel’s Fragmentary Project.” Epoche. 9:1 (Fall 2004). Pg. 37-52.

Bree, Germaine.

“Contours, Fragments, Gaps: The World of Marguerite Duras.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 267-276.

Charney, Hanna.

“Dream Gaps in Cinematic Language: Rohmer’s The Marquise of Oand Resnais’s Providence.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 257-66.

Clark, Timothy.

“Modern Transformation of German Romanticism: Blanchot and Derrida on the Fragment, the Aphorism and the Architectural.” Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory. 15:3. Oxford University Press. 1992.

Critchley, Simon.

Very Little… Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, Literature. Routledge. New York & London. 1997.

Cunningham, David.

“A Question of Tomorrow: Blanchot, Surrealism and the Time of the Fragment.” Papers of Surrealism. Issue 1. Winter 2003.

Dallenbach, Lucien.

“Du fragment au cosmos.” Poetique. v. 40 (1979). 420-31.

Damisch, Hubert.

“La partie et le tout.” Revue d’esthetique. v. 23. (1970). 168-88.

Day, Jean.

“Enter the Fragment: Notes on Andrew Levy.” Online.

Dillon, Brian.

“The Pleasure of Aphorisms.” Frieze. Issue 74. April 4, 2003. Online.

Donato, Eugenio.

“The Ruins of Memory: Archeological Fragments and Textual Artifacts.” Modern Language Notes. v. 93. (1978). 575-98.

Doubrovsky, Serge.

“Statements on Amour-Propre: From Lacan to La Rochefoucauld.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 141-161.

Elias, Camelia.

“Clowns of Potentiality: Repetition and Resolution in Gertrude Stein and Emil Cioran.” Cercles 14 (2005). 41-57. Online.

Elias, Camelia.

“The Fragment” and “Ten Theses on the Fragment.” Respiro.
Issue 10. Online.

Elias, Camelia.

The Fragment: Towards a History and Poetics of a Performative Genre. Peter Lang. 2004.

Freeman, G. Henry, Ed.

Discontinuity and Fragmentation (French Literature Series).
Editions Rodopi (January 1, 1994).

Frey, Hans-Jost.

Interruptions. (SUNY Series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory) SUNY Press. 1996.

Galay, Jean-Louis.

“Problemes de l’oeuvre fragmentale: Valery.” Poetique. v. 31. (1977). 337-67.

Garrigue, P.

Poetiques du Fragment. Klincksieck (November 1, 1995).

Gasche, Rudolph.

“Foreward.” Philosophical Fragments by Friedrich Schlegel. Translated by Peter Firchow. University of Minnesota Press. 1991.

Greenleaf, Monika.

“The Romantic Fragment.” In Pushkin and Romantic Fashion: Fragment, Elegy, Orient, Irony. Stanford U.P. 1994.

Hoagland, Tony.

“Fragment, Juxtaposition, and Completeness: Some Notes and Preferences.” The Cortland Review. Issue 33. August 2006. Online.

Hoy, David Couzens.

“Philosophy as Rigorous Philology? Nietzsche and Poststructuralism.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 171-185.

Josipovici, Gabriel.

“Linearity and Fragmentation.” In The Lessons of Modernism and Other Essays. MacMillan Press. 1987. 124-139.

Kay, Arthur.

“The Dismantled Man: Diddler and Victim.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 223-233.

Kenshur, Oscar S.

“Fragments and Order: Two Modern Theories of Discontinuous Form.” Papers on Language and Literature. Summer 1981. 17:3.

Kermode, Frank.

“Fragments and Ruins.” History and Value. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1988. Pgs. 128-146.

Kraus, Carl H.

“Excursions of the Mind: Toward a Poetics of Uncertainty in the Disjunctive Essay.” In What Do I Know: Reading, Writing, and Teaching the Essay. Edited by Janis Forman. Boynton/Cook. 1995. 39-53.

Kritzman, Lawrence D.

“Rabelais’s Splintered Voyage.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 53-70.

Kritzman, Lawrence D. and Jeanine Parisier Plottel (eds).

In Fragments—Incompletion and Discontinuity. New York Literary Forum, 1981. Vol. 8-9.

Krystal, Arthur.

“Too True: The Art of the Aphorism.” Harpers, Feb. 2008.

Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe and Jean-Luc, Nancy.

The Literary Absolute, trans. Philip Barnard and Cheryl Lester (Albany, 1988).

Levinson, Marjorie.

The Romantic Fragment Poem. Chapel Hill. 1986.

Lichtenstein, Jacqueline.

“The Fragment: Elements of a Definition.” In The Fragment: An Incomplete History. Edited by William Tronzo. Gerry Research Institute Publications Program. 2009. 114-129.

McFarland, Thomas.

Romanticism and the Forms of Ruin: Wordsworth, Coleridge and Modalities of Fragmentation. Princeton U.P. 1981.

McHugh, Heather.

Broken English: Poetry and Partiality. Wesleyan. 1993.

Meckel, Christoph.

Ueber das Fragmentarische.” Franz Steiner Verlag. 1978.

Meisel, Perry.

“Mapping Barthelme’s ‘Paraguay.’” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 129-138.

Moret, Philippe.

“Pour un Definition Stilistique de la Notion de Fragment.” Etudes de Lettres. 4. October-December 1995. 151-162. Switzerland: Laussane-Dorigny.

Morson, Gary Saul.

“The Aphorism: Fragments from the Breakdown of Reason.” New Literary History. Volume 34, Number 3, Summer 2003, pp. 409-429.

Moser, Walter.

“Fragment and Encyclopedia: From Borges to Novalis” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 111-128.

Most, Glenn W.

“On Fragments.” In The Fragment: An Incomplete History. Edited by William Tronzo. Gerry Research Institute Publications Program. 2009. 8-20.

Most, Glenn W.

“A la recherche du texte perdu. On Collecting Philosophical Fragments,” in W. Burkert, L. Gemelli Marciano, E. Matelli, L. Orelli, ed., Fragmentsammlungen philosophischer Texte der Antike. Le raccolte dei frammenti di filosofi antichi. Atti del Seminario Internazionale Ascona, Centro Stefano Fanscini 22-27 Settembre 1996. Aporemata 3 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1998), pp. 1-15.

Most, Glenn W., Ed.

Collecting fragments = Fragmente sammeln. Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, Göttingen 1997 (Aporemata, Bd. 1).

Mukarovsky, Jan.

“The Concept of the Whole in Art.” In Structure, Sign, and Function. Translated and edited by John Burbank and Peter Steiner. Yale University Press. 1978.

Nochlin, Linda.

The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity.Thames & Hudson. 2001.

Ostermann, Eberhard.

Das Fragment. Geschichte einer asthetischen idee. Munich, Fink, 1991.

Pierssens, Michel.

“Detachment.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 163-170.

Rajan, Balachandra.

The Form of the Unfinished: English Poetics from Spenser to Pound.Princeton University Press. 1985.

Rendall, Steven.

“In Disjointed Parts/Par articles decousus.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 71-83.

Renoir, Alain.

“Fragment: An Oral-Formulaic Nondefinition.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 39-50.

Revell, Donald.

“Better Unsaid: On Poetic Fragments.” The American Poetry Review. July/August 1996. Online.

Rosand, David.

“Composition/Decomposition/Recomposition: Notes on the Fragmentary and the Artistic Process.” In Kritzman and Plottel(eds). 17-30.

Sarris, Andrew.

“‘Reading’ a Film.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 251-256.

Schor, Naomi.

“Duane Hanson: Truth in Sculpture.” In Kritzman and Plottel(eds). 235-248.

Schuller, Marianne.

Romanschlusse in der Romantik: zum fruhromant. Problem von Universalitat und Fragment. Fink. 1974.

Scroggins, Mark.

“A Fragmentary Poetics.” Part I. 11/4/02. Online.

Scroggins, Mark.

“A Fragmentary Poetics.” Part II. 12/17/02. Online.

Shattuck, Roger.

“The Alphabet and the Junkyard.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 31-38.

Strathman, Christopher A.

Romantic Poetry and the Fragmentary Imperative: Schlegel, Byron, Joyce, Blanchot. SUNY Press. 2006.

Surius, Helene.

“Roland Barthes et la scène de l’écriture : vers le fragment.” Eidolon. Talence, France. 41. 1993.

Susini, Anastopoulos Francois.

L’Ecriture Fragmentaire: Definitions et Enjeaux. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. 1997.

Thomas, Sophie.

“A Review of The Fragment: Towards a History and Poetics of a Performative Genre by Camelia Elias.” Hyperion. 3:3. June 2008.

Thomas, Sophie.

Romanticism and Visuality: Fragments, History, Spectacle. (Routledge Studies in Romanticism). Routledge. 2007.

Tronzo, William.

“On Fragments.” In The Fragment: An Incomplete History. Edited by William Tronzo. Gerry Research Institute Publications Program, 2009. 8-20.

Tytell, John.

“Epiphany in Chaos: Fragmentation in Modernism.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 3-15.

Undank, Jack.

“Diderot’s Egg: Life, Death and Other Things in Pieces.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 85-97.

Ungar, Steven.

“Parts and Holes: Heraclitus/Nietzsche/Blanchot.” Substance. vol. 14. (1976). 126-41.

Verstraete, Ginette.

Fragments of the Feminine Sublime in Friedrich Schlegel and James Joyce. Suny Series on the Sublime. SUNY Press. Albany. 1998.

Waelti-Walters, Jennifer R.

“He Asked for Her Hand in Marriage–of the Fragmentation of Women.” In Kritzman and Plottel (eds). 211-222.

Wanning Harries, Elizabeth.

The Unfinished Manner: Essays on the Fragment in the Later Eighteenth Century. University Press of Virginia. Charlottesville. 1994.

Watt, Daniel.


II. Fragmentary Works

Adorno, Theodor W.

Minima Moralia: Reflections. Translated by E.F.N. Jephcott. Verso Books. 1981.

Altenberg, Peter.

Telegrams of the Soul. Archipalago Books. 2005.

Barthes, Roland.

Barthes by Barthes. Translated by Richard Howard. University of California Press. 1994.

Barthes, Roland.

A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments. Translated by Richard Howard. Hill and Wang, NY. 1978.

Barthes, Roland.

The Pleasure of the Text. Translated by Richard Miller. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1975.

Barthes, Roland.

Incidents. Translated by Richard Howard. University of California Press. 1992.

Bataille, Georges.

Guilty. Translated by Bruce Boone. The Lapis Press. 1988.

Bataille, Georges.

The Impossible. Translated by Robert Hurley. City Lights Books. 1991.

Baudrillard, Jean.

America. Verso. 1990.

Baudrillard, Jean.

Cool Memories. Translated by Chris Turner. Verso. 1990.

Baudrillard, Jean.

Cool Memories II, 1987-1990. Translated by Chris Turner. Duke University Press. 1996.

Baudrillard, Jean.

Fragments: Cool Memories III, 1990-1995. Translated by Emily Agar. Verso. 1997.

Bely, Andrey.

The Dramatic Symphony; The Forms of Art. Polygon Books, 1986.

Benjamin, Walter.

Reflections. Translated by Edmund Jephcott. Schocken Books. 1986.

Blanchot, Maurice.

The Step Not Beyond. Translated by Lycette Nelson. State University of New York Press. 1992.

Blanchot, Maurice.

The Writing of the Disaster. Translated by Ann Smock. University of Nebraska Press. 1986.

Canetti, Elias.

Notes from Hampstead. Translated by John Hargraves. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. 1994.

Canetti, Elias.

The Agony of Flies: Notes and Notations. Translated by H.F. Broch de Rothermann. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. 1994.

Canetti, Elias.

The Human Province. Translated by Joachim Neugroschel. The Seabury Press. 1978.

Canetti, Elias.

The Secret Heart of the Clock: Notes, Aphorisms, Fragments.Translated by Joel Agee. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. 1989.

Carson, Anne.

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho. Vintage Books, 2002.

Cioran, E.M.

All Gall is Divided. Translated and with an Introduction by Richard Howard. Arcade Publishing. New York. 1999.

Cioran, E.M.

Anathemas and Admirations. Translated by Richard Howard. Quartet Books. 1992.

Cioran, E.M.

A Short History of Decay. Translated by Richard Howard. Quartet Books. 1990.

Cioran, E.M.

Tears and Saints. Translated and with an Introduction by Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston. University of Chicago Press. 1995.

Cioran, E.M.

The Temptation to Exist. Translated by Richard Howard. Quartet Books. 1987.

Cioran, E.M.

The Trouble with Being Born. Translated by Richard Howard. Quartet Books. 1973.

Cooley, Mason.

Aphorisms of the All-Too-Human. Ragged Edge Press, NYC. 2000.

Davenport, Guy.

Every Force Evolves a Form. North Point Press. Berkeley, CA.1987.

Dresher, Olivia, ed.

In Pieces: An Anthology of Fragmentary Writing. Impassio Press. Seattle, WA. 2006.

Ekelund, Vilhelm.

The Second Light. Translated by Lennart Bruce. North Point Press. 1986.

Ekelund, Vilhelm.

Agenda. Cloud Marauder Press. 1976.

Farber, Thomas.

Hesitation Marks. Andrea Young Arts, Berkeley, 2009.

Fowles, John.

The Aristos. Plume. 1975.

Frey, Hans-Jost.

Interruptions. Translated with an Introduction by Georgia Albert. (SUNY Series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory) SUNY Press. 1996.

Guida, James.

Marbles. Turtle Point Press. 2009.

Iyer, Lars.

Spurious. Melville House. 2011.

Joubert, Joseph.

The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert. Translated and with an Introduction by Paul Auster. New York Review Books Classics.2005.

Lababidi, Yahia.

Signposts to Elsewhere. Jane Street Press. 2008.

Lichtenberg, Georg.

The Waste Books. Translated and with an Introduction and Notes by R.J. Hollingdale. New York Review Books. 2000.

Lundkvist, Artur.

Journeys in Dream and Imagination. Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, 1991.

May, Simon.

Thinking Aloud: A Collection of Aphorisms. Alma Books. 2009.

Murray, George.

Glimpse: Selected Aphorisms. ECW Press. 2010.

Nietzsche, Friedrich.

Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future.Translated and with commentary by Walter Kaufmann. Vintage Books. 1966.

Nietzsche, Friedrich.

Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality. Translated by R.J. Hollingdale. Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Nietzsche, Friedrich.

The Gay Science. Translated and with Commentary by Walter Kaufmann. Vintage Books. 1974.

Nietzsche, Friedrich.

The Geneaology of Morals and Ecce Homo. Translated by Walter Kaufman and R.J. Hollingdale. Vintage Books. 1989.

Nietzsche, Friedrich.

Human, All Too Human—A Book for Free Spirits. Translated by Marion Faber with Stephen Lehmann. University of Nebraska Press. 1984.


Philosophical Writings. Translated and edited by Margaret Mahoney Stoljar. SUNY Press. 1997.


Pollen and Fragments. Phanes Press. 1989.

Paterson, Don.

The Book of Shadows. Picador. 2004.

Perec, Georges.

Species of Spaces and Other Pieces. (Twentieth Century Classics). Penguin Classics. 1998.

Pessoa, Fernando.

The Book of Disquiet. Edited and Translated by Richard Zenith. Penguin. 2001.

Pessoa, Fernando.

The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa. Edited and Translated by Richard Zenith. Grove Press, NY. 2001.

Porchia, Antonio.

Voices: Aphorisms. Translated by W.S. Merwin. Copper Canyon Press. 2003.

Richardson, James.

Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten-Second Essays. Ausable Press. Keene, NY. 2001.

Robyn, Fiona & Kaspalita, eds.

Pay Attention: A River of Stones. 2011.

Schlegel, Friedrich.

Philosophical Fragments. Translated by Peter Firchow. University of Minnesota Press. 1991.

Shields, David.

Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. Alfred A. Knopf. 2010.

Simic, Charles.

Dime Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell. Ecco Press. 1992.

Skelton, Robin.

Or So I Say. Ekstasis Editions, Canada. 1995.

Tertz, Abram.

A Voice from the Chorus. Quartet Encounters. 1994.

Thompson, Lewis.

Mirror to the Light. Coventure, London. 1984.

Wittgenstein, Ludwig.

Philosophical Investigations. Translated by G.E.M. Anscombe. Macmillian. New York. 1958.

Wittgenstein, Ludwig.

Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology (2 volumes). Translated by G.E.M. Anscombe. The University of Chicago Press. 1988.

Wittgenstein, Ludwig.

Culture and Value, 2 Edition. G. H. Von Wright, editor. Wiley-Blackwell. 1998.