Levinas and Literature: New Directions (Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts #15) (Hardcover)

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By Michael Fagenblat (Editor), Arthur Cools (Editor)
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The posthumous publication of Emmanuel Levinas's wartime diaries, postwar lectures, and drafts for two novels afford new approaches to understanding the relationship between literature, philosophy, and religion. This volume gathers an international list of experts to examine new questions raised by Levinas's deep and creative experiment in thinking at the intersection of literature, philosophy, and religion. Chapters address the role and significance of poetry, narrative, and metaphor in accessing the ethical sense of ordinary life; Levinas's critical engagement with authors such as Leon Bloy, Paul Celan, Vassily Grossman, Marcel Proust, and Maurice Blanchot; analyses of Levinas's draft novels Eros ou Triple opulence and La Dame de chez Wepler; and the application of Levinas's thought in reading contemporary authors such as Ian McEwen and Cormac McCarthy. Contributors include Danielle Cohen-Levinas, Kevin Hart, Eric Hoppenot, Vivian Liska, Jean-Luc Nancy and Fran ois-David Sebbah, among others.

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Michael Fagenblat, Open University of Israel, Raanana, Israel; Arthur Cools, University of Antwerp. Belgium.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783110629668
ISBN-10: 3110629666
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: December 7th, 2020
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts