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ISBN-10: 0819562483
ISBN-13: 9780819562487
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 09/01/1991
Dimensions: 8.47" L, 5.56" W, 1.33" H

The Book of Questions: Volume II [Yaël; Elya; Aely; El, or the Last Book] (Revised)

Translator: Rosmarie Waldrop

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Jabès has created a new and mysterious kind of literary work - as dazzling as it is difficult to define.–Paul Auster, New York Review of Books

Jabès has created a new and mysterious kind of literary work - as dazzling as it is difficult to define.–Paul Auster, New York Review of Books

The Book of Questions is first of all a response to the problem of writing after the Holocaust, of speaking the unspeakable. To Theodor Adorno's assertion that 'one can no longer write poetry after Auschwitz, ' Mr. Jabès offers the poet's only possible reply: 'One must.' Mr. Jabès recognizes, though, that one can no longer write as before. His answer to this dilemma takes the form of a series of questions about book, word and sentence, speech and silence, God, justice and the law. Instead of one narrative voice, The Book of Questions offers a theater of voices in a labyrinth of forms. It is a work of great moral authority and urgency as well as beauty.–Michael Palmer, New York Times Book Review
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ISBN-10: 0819562483
ISBN-13: 9780819562487
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 09/01/1991
Dimensions: 8.47" L, 5.56" W, 1.33" H
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