Desire for a Beginning Dread of One Single End

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 bPublished 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 loss, and never so much as in Desire for a Beginning Dread of One Single End, as its title would suggest Even in his last work, Jabes continues to struggle admirably with questions of being and not being, of life and art, displaying the intelligence and passion of a great writer.
Desire for a Beginning Dread of One Single End 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 aphor

  • Title: Desire for a Beginning Dread of One Single End
  • Author: Edmond Jabès
  • ISBN: 9781887123389
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Desire for a Beginning Dread of One Single End”

    1. "Cosa fa vedere un libro? - In primo luogo, lo sconforto dell'autore. Poi, la sua impudenza." (p. 31)"Di giorno costruisci. Di notte, dubiti." (p. 75)

    2. "The void is more daring than the whole."So ends, or begins, this transfixing testament of constant erasure and unbecoming.We are defined by the futility of our consciousness, which is always seeking to hold what cannot be held, that which is always shifting like the sand of memory.A devastating meditation, pregnant with illusion, disintegration, and fragmentation.How can we be whole,in a world always (un)becoming anew?

    3. What does a book show us? – First, the author’s distress. Then his shamelessness.

    4. all beautiful books can save me for some moments at least. shoot the heart. and then sleep.wake up missing. sleep dreaming.

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