Table of contents for Altered reading : Levinas and literature / Jill Robbins.


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Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Part I - Literature in Levina's Ethical Philosophy
1. On Call from the Other: Ethical Language in Totality and Infinity
Discourse and Gift
Metaphysical Asymmetry
Rhetoric and the Face
2. Tracing Responsibility
Absolutely Toward the Future
The Face
Tracing an Absolute Past in Levinas and Derrida
The Trace of God
3. Facing Figures
The Literary Question
The Claims of Figural Interpretation
Lacking Figure
Too Many Figures
Losing Face
Turning Away from Art
4. Visage, Figure Speech and Murder in Totality and Infinity
Just Speaking
Speaking Face
Speaking Murder
And Cain Said to Abel
Part II - Levinas and the Aesthetic
5. Aesthetic Totality and Ethical Infinity
Poetry and the Ethical
Theorizing the Work of Art
6. Art, Philosophy, and the Il Y A
Allusions and Abridgements
Bataille on Description and Cry
Jean Wahl's Existentialisms
Cries and Lacerations (Kierkegaard)
Levinas Reading Kierkegaard
7. Citation and the Art of Totality and Infinity
The Alibi of Metaphysics
Levinas Reading Rimbaud
The Alterity of Literature
8. Exceptions
The Frozen Face
Nameless
The Knots of Agnon
Improper Naming
Levinas Reading Dostoevsky
The Example of Blanchot
Appendix Review Essay, "From Existentialism to the Primacy of Economy," by Georges Bataille
Index





Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
L‚evinas, Emmanuel.
Literature -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century.