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Lavish Absence: Recalling and Rereading Edmond Jabes
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Publisher Wesleyan Univ Pr
Publication date January 2, 2003
Pages 150
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780819565792
ISBN-10 0819565792
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
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Original list price $45.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Edmond Jabes (1912-1991) is widely regarded as one of France's most important writers of the 20th century. Born in Cairo, he settled in France after being expelled from Egypt with other Jews during the 1956 Suez Crisis. Rosmarie Waldrop is Jabes's primary English translator. Over the course of her long association and friendship with Jabes, Waldrop developed a very nuanced understanding of his work that in turn influenced her development as both writer and translator. Lavish Absence is a book-length essay with a triple focus: it is a memoir of Jabes as Waldrop knew him, it is both an homage to and an explication of Jabes's work, and it is a meditation on the process of translation. The writing interweaves these topics, evoking Jabes's own interest in the themes of exile and nomadism.

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9780819565792 | details & prices | 150 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $45.00
About: Edmond Jabes (1912-1991) is widely regarded as one of France's most important writers of the 20th century.
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With Richard Stamelman (other contributor) | from Wesleyan Univ Pr (January 2, 2003)
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About: Edmond Jabès (1912-1991) is widely regarded as one of France’s most important writers of the 20th century.

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