CHAMPAGNE, Roland A. Chiasma, 7). LEVINAS, Emmanuel).
Title: Ethics of Reading According to Emmanuel Levinas. First Edition, Paperback.
Publisher:  Rodopi, Amsterdam, 1998, ISBN:9051839197
Seller ID: 111759
CHAMPAGNE, Roland A. The Ethics of Reading According to Emmanuel Levinas. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 1998. First Printing. Pp. (8),1-197,(3). 8vo, decorated cream card covers iwht brown lettering to front cover and spine. Chiasma, number 7. "Reading a text is an ethical activity for Emmanuel Levinas. His moral philosophy considers written texts to be natural places to discover relations of responsibility in Western philosophical systems which aremarked by extreme violence and totalizing hatred. While ethics is understo od to mean a relationship with the other and reading is the appropriation of the other to the self, readings according to Levinas naturally entail relationships with the other. Levinas's own writings are often frought with the struggle between his own malenes, the concerns of feminism, and the Judaism that marks his contributions to the debates of the Talmud. This book uses male feminism as its perspective in presenting the applications of Levinas's ethical vision to texts whose readings have presented moral dilemmas for women readers." - from rear. Contents: 1. The Ethical Contract and the 'Song of Songs'; 2. The Call of the Other in Svevo's Humor; 3. Reading and the Politics of Celine; 4. Responsibility and Violence in Nizan; 5. Sovereignty and Solidarity in Zola; 6. The Asymmetry of the Face-to-face in Maupassant; 7. The Woman as Other in Breton's 'Nadja'; 8. The Ethical Self in Drieu's 'Gilles'; 9. Hannah Arendt's Ethical Response; 10. The Vulnerability of Bernard-Henri Levy. Light discolouration to edges of front cover, else verygood. 35.00