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Lucille Cairns

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781382622

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.001.0001

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The Metaphysics and Poesis of Israel

The Metaphysics and Poesis of Israel

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(p.238) Chapter Six The Metaphysics and Poesis of Israel
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Francophone Jewish Writers
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Lucille Cairns

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0007

‘The Metaphysics and Poesis of Israel’ discusses the potency and ambivalence of Jerusalem as an aporetic ideal. It analyses the many connections relating to Israel, including those between the state of Israel and the Arab-Muslim world; Israelis and Palestinians; diasporic Jews and Israelis; religious and secular Israelis; and finally Ashkenazi and Sephardi/Mizrahi Israelis. The chapter also considers the image of Israel as marked by madness as well as the significance of the Hebrew language. Cairns concludes with a consideration on the frontier between Israelis living within internationally recognized Israeli boundaries and those living in the Occupied Territories.

Keywords:   French and Francophone Studies, Jewish Studies, Literary Theory, Literary Criticism, European Literature, French Literature, Jewish Literature, Israel

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