Levinas and Medieval Literature: The 'Difficult Reading' of English and Rabbinic Texts.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Duquesne University Press, 2009. Hardbound. Octavo in dust jacket, x, 374 pp., notes, index. Very Good. Item #83855
ISBN: 9780820704203

Articles are "Before the Face of the Book: A Levinasian Pre-face," Astell and Jackson, "Difficult Reading," Valerie Allen, "Levinas, Allegory, and Chaucer's 'Clerk's Tale,'" Susan Yager, "'In his eyes stood a light, not beautiful': Levinas, Hospilatlity, 'Beowulf,'" Eileen A. Joy, "There is Horror: 'The Awntyrs off Arthure,' the Face of the Dead, and the Maternal Order," Alexander L. Kaufman, "Doing Justice to Isaac: Levinas, the 'Akedah,' and the Brome Play of 'Abraham and Isaac,'" Daniel T. Kline, "The Personificational Face: 'Piers Plowman' Rethought throgh Levinas and Bronowski," James J. Paxson, "The Infinite Desire of 'Pearl,'" J.A. Jackson, "Criseyde's Chances: Courtly Love and Ethics About to Come," J. Allan Mitchell, "The Wound of the Infinite: Rereading Levinas through Rashi's Commentary on the Song of Songs," Cynthia Kraman, "'A Land that Devours Its Inhabitants': Midrashic Reading, Levinas, and Medieval Literary Desires," Sandor Goodheart, "When Pardon is Impossible: Two Talmudic Tales, Chaucer's 'Pardoner's Tale,' and Levinas," Ann W. Astell, "Those Evil Goslings, Those Evil Stories: Letting the Boys Out of Their Cave," Moshe Gold.

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