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The Book of Margins : Religion and Postmodernism - Edmond Jabes

The Book of Margins

Religion and Postmodernism

By: Edmond Jabes, Mark C. Taylor (Foreword by), Rosmarie Waldrop (Translator)

Paperback Published: 15th June 1993
ISBN: 9780226388892
Number Of Pages: 222

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The death of Edmond Jabès in January 1991 silenced one of the most compelling voices of the postmodern, post-Holocaust era. Jabès's importance as a thinker, philosopher, and Jewish theologian cannot be overestimated, and his enigmatic style—combining aphorism, fictional dialogue, prose meditation, poetry, and other forms—holds special appeal for postmodern sensibilities.

In The Book of Margins, his most critical as well as most accessible book, Jabès is again concerned with the questions that inform all of his work: the nature of writing, of silence, of God and the Book. Jabès considers the work of several of his contemporaries, including Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Roger Caillois, Paul Celan, Jacques Derrida, Michel Leiris, Emmanuel Lévinas, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and his translator, Rosmarie Waldrop. This book will be important reading for students of Jewish literature, French literature, and literature of the modern and postmodern ages.

Born in Cairo in 1912, Edmond Jabès lived in France from 1956 until his death in 1991. His extensively translated and widely honored works include The Book of Questions and The Book of Shares. Both of these were translated into English by Rosmarie Waldrop, who is also a poet.

Religion and Postmodernism series

Series Editor's
It Goes Its Way
Page without Date, Undatable First Step Intimate Distance
The Eternity of Stones
The Moment After Wing and Bond On Fear, I One Fear, II and III Of the Recovery and the Reservations of the Text
The State of the Game (Michel Leiris)
The Unconditional (Maurice Blanchot) V'herb
The Absoluteness of Death
Doubly Dependent on the Said Fore-Speech
The Bet Intimate Distance, II
The Point Wrinkles of the Day
Which Carte Blanche
The Merits of Comfort: Its Portion of Night
The Oval
The Setting - The Opening May He Rest in Thus Writing in Motion (Short Reply to a Questionnaire of La Quinzaine Litteraire: Does Writing Have a Gender?)
1977 (Reply to a Questionnaire of Les Nouvelles Litteraires)
The Invention of the Word
The Wall Memory of Paul Celan
The Man with the Secret (Max Jacob)
Days of Wrinkles
The Infallible Decree (Jacket copy for L'Arret de mortby Maurice Blanchot, Collection "L'Imaginaire," Gallimard)
There Is No Trace But in the Desert (With Emmanuel Levinas)
Extract from a Speech (given on April 21, 1982, in Paris, at the Foundation for French Judaism)
Extract from a Speech (given on the occasion of a day in honor of P. P. Pasolini, Milan, May 2, 1983)
The Word of the Book The Naked Sword (Michel Leiris)
The Unconditional, II (Maurice Blanchot)
Louis-Rene des Forets or The Unease of the Question
In the Margins of Yael (From the Rediscovered Draft of a Letter to Gabriel Bounoure)
In Farewell
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ISBN: 9780226388892
ISBN-10: 0226388891
Series: Religion and Postmodernism
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 15th June 1993
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27