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EDMOND JABÈS AND THE QUESTION OF THE BOOK

Matthew Del Nevo

in Literature and Theology

Volume 10, issue 4, pages 301-316
Published in print December 1996 | ISSN: 0269-1205
e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/10.4.301
EDMOND JABÈS AND THE QUESTION OF THE BOOK

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Following ‘Reading Edrmond Jabè’ (Literature and Theology, 1995) thus second article exercise a secular homiletics to examine Jabès' wrting on the book (écriture) and the Book (Écriture) as authoriative absence, the authority of the question and the blank page as desert. In his writing, remaining true to what is not (that is, God), Jabeès dreams with the kabbalists of ‘as absolute book’ of perfect readability, to the absolute absence of which poetics can only begin to allude in the sacred duty of writing.

The book remains a mystery and an indefatigable deciphering of the mystery.

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