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  • ISBN: 9780226721132
  • ISBN10: 0226721132

Altered Reading Levinas and Literature

by Jill Robbins

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 07/01/1999
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Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction Part I - Literature in Levina's Ethical Philosophy 1. On Call from the Other: Ethical Language inTotality and Infinity Discourse and Gift Metaphysical Asymmetry Rhetoric and the Face 2. Tracing Responsibility Absolutely Toward the Future The Face Tracing an Absolute Past in Levinas and Derrida The Trace of God 3. Facing Figures The Literary Question The Claims of Figural Interpretation Lacking Figure Too Many Figures Losing Face Turning Away from Art 4.Visage, Figure Speechand Murder inTotality and Infinity Just Speaking Speaking Face Speaking Murder And Cain Said to Abel Part II - Levinas and the Aesthetic 5. Aesthetic Totality and Ethical Infinity Poetry and the Ethical Theorizing the Work of Art 6. Art, Philosophy, and theIl Y A Allusions and Abridgements Bataille on Description and Cry Jean Wahl's Existentialisms Cries and Lacerations (Kierkegaard) Levinas Reading Kierkegaard 7. Citation and the Art ofTotality and Infinity The Alibi of Metaphysics Levinas Reading Rimbaud The Alterity of Literature 8. Exceptions The Frozen Face Nameless The Knots of Agnon Improper Naming Levinas Reading Dostoevsky The Example of Blanchot Appendix Review Essay, "From Existentialism to the Primacy of Economy," by Georges Bataille Index
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