Touch ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Gabriel Josipovici

Touch

Yale University Press
Publication date: September 1996
ISBN: 9780300163469
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$42.00
Our price:
$39.99

You save: $2.01 (5%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
In this brilliant new book, a preeminent literary thinker muses over the central question of how we can feel at home in the world, given that the world is independent of and indifferent to our wishes. Drawing on books and films, cultural history and his own experiences, Gabriel Josipovici argues that it is possible to feel comfortable in the world and in our relationships with others only if we value touch over sight, if we respect distance but also work to overcome it.

Josipovici moves from a Charlie Chaplin movie to passages from Proust, from the world of sport to the world of addiction, from medieval pilgrimages to the cult of relics, from a wedding photograph of his grandparents to some of Chardin's most enigmatic paintings. Through these seemingly disparate topics he provides engaging and wise commentary on connection and communication in life. Contrasting the senses of sight and touch, Josipovici notes that although sight seems to give us the totality of what we behold, it is only when we walk or feel our way across the distances that things become more than images and begin to constitute the world in which we as touchers and not mere observers are included. If we depend on sight—which seems to offer a frictionless domination over reality—we may avoid the pains and uncertainties of living, but we also lose our involvement with life.

Lucid, imaginative, and daring, Josipovici's book will inspire and, yes, deeply touch us all.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Touch ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
999 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Touch ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Gabriel Josipovici
Yale University Press, September 1996
ISBN: 9780300163469
EAN:  9780300163469
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $42.00 eBook price: $39.99
Touch PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Gabriel Josipovici
Yale University Press, September 1996
ISBN: 9780300163469
EAN:  2370004364377
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $42.00 eBook price: $39.99
Other books by Gabriel Josipovici
Hotel Andromeda ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Gabriel Josipovici
Hotel Andromeda
Gabriel Josipovici
Carcanet Fiction, May 2014
ISBN: 9781847772633
Format: ePub, PDF
List Price: $18.89 Our price: $14.99
Infinity: The Story of a Moment PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Gabriel Josipovici
Infinity: The Story of a Moment
Gabriel Josipovici
Carcanet Press Ltd., June 2012
ISBN: 9781847771667
Format: PDF
List Price: $16.99 Our price: $12.99
Heart's Wings: And Other Stories ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Gabriel Josipovici
Heart's Wings
Gabriel Josipovici
Carcanet Fiction, August 2011
ISBN: 9781847770066
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $21.80 Our price: $19.99
The Singer on the Shore: Essays 1991-2004 PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Gabriel Josipovici
The Singer on the Shore: Essays 1991-2004
Gabriel Josipovici
Carcanet Press Ltd., May 2006
ISBN: 9781857548440
Format: PDF
List Price: $29.95 Our price: $26.99
Recently Viewed Products