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- DescriptionThis book discusses the enchantment and power of gesture in literature and art, using a wide selection of cultural and scientific materials, from the Bible, Quintillian and Buddhism to David McNeil s cognitive psychology, Eric Gans philosophical anthropology and Richard Sennett s sociology. The author demonstrates that represented gestures, and even those that are t represented, originate a unique cognitive-physical interaction between the reader or viewer and the composition. The discussion focuses mainly on an analysis of gestural poetics in a number of works of modern Hebrew writers, from the beginning of the twentieth to the beginning of the twenty-first century, from Uri Nissan Gnessin and Jacob Steinberg to Meir Shalev and Etgar Keret. In the course of the discussion gesture is shown to be a micro-myth that unites order and chaos, a mechanism that establishes the power of symbolism and visibility in the modern culture of the -fall of public man-. The study demonstrates the variety of ways in which a myth of impossible and inevitable touch-n-touch gestures is created.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Roman Katsman is a Senior Lecturer of Modern Hebrew literature, theory and poetics at the Department of Literature of the Jewish People, Bar-Ilan University (Israel). The author has published on Mythopoesis in Dostoevsky and Agnon and in Modern and Postmodern Hebrew and Slavic Literature.
- Author(s)Roman Katsman
- PublisherPeter Lang AG
- Date of Publication01/11/2007
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitlePegisha - Begegnung. Pegisha - Encounters
- Series Part/Volume Number4
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintPeter Lang AG
- Content Notefig.
- Weight300 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine0 mm
- Translated byMichael Guggenheimer
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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