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The singer on the shore : essays, 1991-2004

Author: Gabriel Josipovici
Publisher: Manchester : Carcanet in association with the the European Jewish Publication Society, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gabriel Josipovici is a writer of breadth and perceptiveness, and it is often in essays that his preoccupations have been most truthfully explored. This new collection ranges from writings on the Bible, Shakespeare, Kafka, Borges and the Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld to considerations of Rembrandt's self-portraits, death in Tristram Shandy, and what Kierkegaard has to tell us about the writing of fiction.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Josipovici
ISBN: 1857548442 9781857548440
OCLC Number: 64309183
Description: x, 347 pages, [8] leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Bible open and closed --
2. Vibrant spaces --
3. Singing a new song --
4. The opinion of Pythagoras --
5. I dream of toys --
6. In time : Rembrandt's self-portraits --
7. Escape literature : Tristram Shandy's journey through France --
8. Dejection --
9. Kierkegaard and the novel --
10. Kafka's children --
11. The wooden stair --
12. Listening to the voice in Four quartets --
13. Borges and the plain sense of things --
14. Aharon Appelfeld : three novels and a tribute --
15. Andrzej Jackowski : reveries of dispossession --
16. The singer on the shore --
17. Memory : too little/too much --
18. This is not your rest --
19. Writing, reading and the study of literature.
Responsibility: Gabriel Josipovici.
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Gathers together several essays, spanning subjects from the Bible, Shakespeare and Kafka to Rembrandt, Kierkegaarde and Tristram Shandy. This work is unified by the twin themes of Jewish experience,  Read more...

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'Josipovici is able to relate ordinary human concerns to some of the most important intellectual issues of the twentieth century. There are few writers in England of whom this could be said.' - Times Read more...

 
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