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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    The Singer on the Shore
    Subtitle
    Essays 1991-2004
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gabriel Josipovici
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857548440
    ISBN 10: 1857548442
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Libri: I-RK
    DC22: 824.914
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: RK
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000
    LC classification: PN511 .J68 2006
    Illustrations note
    9 colour plates
    Publisher
    Carcanet Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Lives and Letters
    Publication date
    28 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Manchester
    Author Information
    Gabriel Josipovici was born in Nice in 1940 and lived in Egypt from 1945 to 1956. He read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and is now Professor of English in the School of European Studies at the University of Sussex. Carcanet publish his novels and fictions Contre-Jour (1986), In the Fertile Land (1987), Steps (1990), The Big Glass (1991), In a Hotel Garden (1993), Moo Pak (1995) and Now (1998) and his essays Text and Voice (1993).
    Review quote
    'Josipovici is able to relate ordinary human concerns to some of the most important intellectual issues of the twentieth century. There are few writers in England of whom this could be said.' - Times Literary Supplement.