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The Burnt Book:
Reading the Talmud
Marc-Alain Ouaknin
Translated from the French by Llewellyn Brown

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Preface
Acknowledgments
BOOK ONE: TALMUDIC LANDMARKS
I. Revelation and Transmission
II. Transcription
III. The Talmudic Masters: The Schools
IV. The Post-Talmudic Period
V. Jurisprudence Derived from the Talmud
VI. Interpretation
VII. Dialogues
BOOK TWO: OPENINGS
First Opening: What Is a Book? or, The Story of an Effacing
Translation
Remarks on the Translation: Legible and
Illegible
Commentary
I. The Two Nunim
II. The Story of the Nunim
III. Dots, Coronets, and Letters
IV. The Structure of the Text
V. An Atopian Text
VI. The Book: The Verse's Beyond
VII. An Open Work
VIII. The Talmid Hakham and the Wise Man: Hokhmah and Wisdom
IX. The Book and the "Manual"
X. Time and Interpretation
XI. Violence and Interpretation
Second Opening: Visible and Invisible; or, Eroticism and Transcendence
Translation
Layout of the Commentary
FIRST PART (A)
I. Architecture
II. Visible and Invisible: The
Contradiction
III. Different Modes of Perception of Revelation
IV. The Parokhet: The Text, the "Trace"
V. New Faces
VI. Confronted with the Text
VII. The "There" and the Name
SECOND PART (B)
I. The Structure of the Text
II. An Erotic Image
III. Eroticism and Transcendence
IV. Eroticism and Prophecy
THIRD PART (C)
I. Invisible Faces
II. The Double Gaze
III. Seeing and Death
IV. The Body beyond the Body
BOOK THREE: THE "BURNT BOOK"
Glossary of Hebrew Words Used in This Work
Bibliography
Index

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