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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Published 1991 by Gallimard (first published April 1st 1990)
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It'd be impossible to give any Jabès book less than five stars; let's be honest here. However, I've been putting off reading both volumes of The Book of Questions because I own them & they're going with me when I move, but these three volumes of The Book of Resemblances are OOP and go for ridiculous prices & the library has them, so I thought I might read them first. However, after reading the first one I might wait for the other two volumes, as they seem to directly linearly follow the ...more
Edmon Jabès è creatura rara. A metà tra il poeta e il saggio delle mitologie, tra il sapiente rabbino e il decostruttore della religione. Cammina in quella zona d’ombra dove la filosofia e la mistica s’intersecano per poi presentarsi con le coordinate di qualcosa di diverso. Capire la sua scrittura togliendola dal contesto che la ha generata ed alimentata è impresa ardua, forse impossibile. Si inserisce nella favolosa stagione della nuova filosofia francese, in cui Derrida e Lévinas hanno tracci ...more
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The son of a Jewish family, he was brought up in Egypt, where he received a classical French education. He began publishing in French at an early age, and was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1952 for his literary accomplishments.
When Egypt expelled its Jewish population (Suez Crisis), Jabès fled to Paris in 1956, which he had first visited in the 1930s. There he rekindled friendships with
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The Book of Questions: Volume I [I. The Book of Questions, II. The Book of Yukel, III. Return to the Book] The Book of Questions: Volume II [IV. Yael, V. Elya, VI. Aely, VII. El, Or the Last Book] The Book of Margins The Little Book of Unsuspected Subversion From the Book to the Book: An Edmond Jabès Reader

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