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Wieseltier, Leon

Works: 6 works in 35 publications in 4 languages and 1,041 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN514, 809
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Leon Wieseltier
Most widely held works by Leon Wieseltier
Kaddish by Leon Wieseltier( Book )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winner of the 1998 National Jewish Book Award "An astonishing fusion of learning and psychic intensity; its poignance and lucidity should be an authentic benefit to readers, Jewish and gentile."--The New York Times Book Review Children have obligations to their parents: the Talmud says "one must honor him in life and one must honor him in death." Leon Wieseltier, a diligent but doubting son, recites the Jewish prayer of mourning at his father's grave, and then embarks on the traditional year of saying the kaddish daily. Wieseltier's highly acclaimed Kaddish is the spiritual and thoughtful journal of one of America's most brilliant intellectuals. Driven to explore th origins of the kaddish, from the ancient legend of a wayeard ghost to a 17th-century Ukranian pogrom, he offers as well a mourner's response to the questions of fate, freedom, and faith stirred up in death's wake. Lyric, learned, and deeply moving, Kaddish>/b> is suffused with love: a son's embracing of the traditon bequethed to him by his father, a scholar's savoring of its beauty, and a writer's revealing it, proudly unadorned, to the reader. From the Trade Paperback edition
Tintoretto : Deposition from the cross by Tintoretto( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kaddish by Leon Wieseltier( Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illuminations by Walter Benjamin( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This book contains studies on contemporary art and culture by one of the most original, critical and analytical minds of this century. Illuminations includes Benjamin's views on Kafka, with whom he felt the closest personal affinity, his studies on Baudelaire and Proust (both of whom he translated), his essays on Leskov and on Brecht's Epic Theater. Also included are his penetrating study on "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," an illuminating discussion of translation as a literary mode, and his thesis on the philosophy of history. Hannah Arendt selected the essays for this volume and prefaces them with a substantial, admirably informed introduction that presents Benjamin's personality and intellectual development, as well as his work and his life in dark times. - Publisher
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