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The Vanguard Messiah : Lettrism between Jewish Mysticism and the Avant-Garde.

Author: Sami Sjöberg
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2015.
Series: Europäisch-jüdische Studien., Beiträge.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book is the first systematic and elaborate study of the role of the Jewish tradition in the avant-garde movement of lettrism. It rewrites the history of lettrism from the viewpoint of Judaism, and shows that the intellectual legacy of the Jewish tradition in the twentieth century is not confined to philosophy, literature, and literary criticism, but extends into the domains of avant-garde art and poetry.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sjöberg, Sami.
Vanguard Messiah : Lettrism between Jewish Mysticism and the Avant-Garde.
Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2015
Named Person: Isidore Isou; Isidore Isou
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sami Sjöberg
ISBN: 9783110424522 3110424525
OCLC Number: 918623632
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; Introduction; Prolegomenon: the Messiah; 1 Isidore Isou: the Vanguard and Purlieuan Jew; 1.1 Formative Years in Romania; 1.2 Isou's Parisian Jewish Avant-Garde; 2 Judaicities in Lettrism: Theory, Poetics, Praxis; 2.1 Anti-Rational Philosophy and Subjective Doubt; 2.2 Experientality and Inner Language; 2.3 Rien as a Poetical and Mystical Measure; 2.4 Hypergraphics: Twentieth-Century Secret Writing; 3 Messianism and Temporal Poetics; 3.1 Modern Messianism devant la lettre; 3.2 The Messiah within and in Becoming; 3.3 Messianism and Language. 3.4 The Praxis of Messianic Secrecy: Textual Potentiality3.5 Empty Book, the Skin of God; Conclusions; Epilogue: Towards a Quiescent Judaism; Timeline; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Europäisch-jüdische Studien., Beiträge.

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The book is the first systematic and elaborate study of the role of the Jewish tradition in the avant-garde movement of lettrism. It rewrites the history of lettrism from the viewpoint of Judaism, and shows that the intellectual legacy of the Jewish tradition in the twentieth century is not confined to philosophy, literature, and literary criticism, but extends into the domains of avant-garde art and poetry.

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