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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 2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"To Make the Hands Impure": Art and Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy proposes a wholly original model for the ethics of reading. With the image of the book lying in the hands of its  Read more...

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Named Person: Emmanuel Levinas
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Zachary Newton
ISBN: 9780823263516 0823263517 9780823263523 0823263525 9780823273324 0823273326
OCLC Number: 968249387
Description: 1 online resource (509 pages)
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. Henry Darger, Blaise Pascal, 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 Scholem Epilogue: The Book in Hand, Again Notes Bibliography Index of Proper Names Index of Topics

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