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To make the hands impure : art, ethical adventure, the difficult and the holy

Author: Adam Zachary Newton
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"How can cradling, handling, or rubbing a text be said, ethically, to have made something happen? What, as readers or interpreters, may come off in our hands in as we maculate or mark the books we read? For Adam Zachary Newton, reading is anembodied practice wherein "ethics" becomes a matter of tact in the doubled sense of touch and regard. With the image of the book lying in the hands of its readers as insistent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2014029448
Named Person: Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Zachary Newton
ISBN: 082326355X 9780823263554 9780823273324 0823273326 9780823266470 0823266478 0823273318 9780823273317
OCLC Number: 900593842
Description: 1 online resource (498 pages .)
Contents: Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Prologue: Meaningful Adjacencies; Introduction: Laws of Tact and Genre; Part One / Hands; 1. Pledge, Turn, Prestige: Worldliness and Sanctity in Edward Said and Emmanuel Levinas; 2. Sollicitation and Rubbing the Text: Reading Said and Levinas Reading; 3. Blaise Pascal, Henry Darger, and the Book in Hand; Part Two / Genres; 4. Ethics of Reading I: Levinas and the Talmud; 5. Ethics of Reading II: Bakhtin and the Novel; 6. Ethics of Reading III: Cavell and Theater/Cinema; Part Three / Languages. 7. Abyss, Volcano, and the Frozen Swirl of Words: The Difficult and the Holy in Agnon, Bialik, and ScholemEpilogue: The Book in Hand, Again; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Proper Names; Index of Topics and Works.
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