Published for the first time in English, this is the last substantial work by the late French author Edmund Jabes, presented here with the subtle digital images of Ed Epping. In a series of short aphorisms, Jabes continues his lifelong interrogation of "The Book" both within the Jewish cultural tradition and twentieth-century modernism. Jabes' life work is driven in part by Mallarme's concept of the limit, of the space beyond limits, and the space defined by such a limit. His work is pervaded by a sense of melancholy and ...

Desire for a Beginning Dread of One Single End 2001, Granary Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781887123389

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