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Edmond Jabes (1912-1991) is widely regarded as one of France s most important writers of the 20th century. Born in Cairo, he settled in France after being expelled from Egypt with other Jews during the 1956 Suez Crisis. Rosmarie Waldrop is Jabes s primary English translator. Over the course of her long association and friendship with Jabes, Waldrop developed a very nuanced ...more
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Published January 2nd 2003 by Wesleyan
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Jun 05, 2013 TaraShea Nesbit rated it it was amazing
"If we say 'I' we already say difference" (4). So many kinds of love are made in this book: Waldrop's relationship with Jabes, Jabes as human and as writer, the marriage of Keith and Rosemarie, the translator as great appreciator. This book is a new favorite. As elegy, translation theory, and an introduction to Jabes's work.

"The slopes of the mountains can still get some sun when the valley is already dark. But it is less warm. I reared Edmond Jabes's body of work. But the real body is no more"
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Rosmarie Waldrop (born August 24, 1935), née Sebald, is a contemporary American poet, translator and publisher. Born in Germany, she has lived in the United States since 1958. She has lived in Providence, Rhode Island since the late 1960s. Waldrop is coeditor and publisher of Burning Deck Press, as well as the author or coauthor (as of 2006) of 17 books of poetry, two novels, and three books of cr ...more
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