The Singer on the Shore: Essays 1991-2004 (Paperback)
  • The Singer on the Shore: Essays 1991-2004 (Paperback)
  • The Singer on the Shore: Essays 1991-2004 (Paperback)
  • The Singer on the Shore: Essays 1991-2004 (Paperback)
  • The Singer on the Shore: Essays 1991-2004 (Paperback)
  • The Singer on the Shore: Essays 1991-2004 (Paperback)
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The Singer on the Shore: Essays 1991-2004 (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 30/03/2006
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The novelist Gabriel Josipovici's new book of essays ranges from writings on the Bible, Shakespeare, Kafka, Borges and the Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld to considerations of Rembrandt's self-portraits, death in Tristram Shandy, and what Kierkegaard has to tell us about the writing of fiction. From the title piece, which examines the relationship between artists' works and their beliefs, to the concluding meditations on memory and the Holocaust, "The Singer on the Shore" is unified by the twin themes of Jewish experience, with its consciousness of exile and the time-bound nature of human activity, and of the role of the work of art as a toy, to be played with and dreamed about. Josipovici's explorations are informed by his own experience as a novelist. He is thus both authoritative and undogmatic. This volume, like a book of poems, rewards repeated reading: it not only illuminates the topics with which it deals, it also raises the large question of the place of art in life and of the possibilities open to art today.

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781857548440
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 27 mm

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