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The Book of Questions: Volume I [The Book of Questions, The Book of Yukel, Return to the Book] (The Book of Questions , Vol 1) - Edmond Jabes
The Book of Questions: Volume I [The Book of Questions, The Book of Yukel, Return to the Book] (The Book of Questions , Vol 1)
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The Book of Questions, of which volumes IV, V, VI are together published here, is a meditative narrative of Jewish Experience, and, more generally, man's relation to the world. In these volumes the word is personified in the woman Yael, silence in her still-born child Elya. Even though words... show more
The Book of Questions, of which volumes IV, V, VI are together published here, is a meditative narrative of Jewish Experience, and, more generally, man's relation to the world. In these volumes the word is personified in the woman Yael, silence in her still-born child Elya. Even though words imply ambiguity and lies, they are the home of the exile. A book becomes the Book, fragments of the law that are in some way unified, where past and present, the visionary, and the common place, encounter each other. For Jabes every word is a question in the book of being. Man defines himself in the world against all that threatens his existence- death, the infinite, silence, that is, God, his primal opponent. How can one speak what cannot be spoken?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780819562470 (0819562475)
ASIN: 0819562475
Publisher: Wesleyan
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
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"A writer's life takes its sense through what he says, what he writes, what can be handed down from generation to generation.""What is remembered is sometimes only one phrase, one line.""There is the truth.""But what truth?""If a phase or line survives the work, it is not the author who gave it this...
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