The Elsewhere. Or, midbar - biblical Hebrew for both ""wilderness"" and ""speech."" A place of possession and dispossession, loss and nostalgia. But also a place that speaks. Ingeniously using a Talmudic interpretive formula about the disposition of boundaries, Newton explores narratives of ""place, flight, border, and beyond."" The writers of The Elsewhere are a disparate company of twentieth-century memoirists and fabulists from the Levant (Palestine/Israel, Egypt) and East Central Europe. Together, their texts - paired so as to speak to one another in mutually revelatory ways - narrate the paradox of the ""near distance.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Weight: 689 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at