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Author Ginzburg, Carlo.

Uniform Title Occhiacci di legno. English
Title Wooden eyes : nine reflections on distance / Carlo Ginzburg ; translated by Martin Ryle and Kate Soper.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  195 G435w 2001    ---  Available
Description xv, 261 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series European perspectives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-245) and index.
Contents Making it strange : the prehistory of a literary device -- Myth : distance and deceit -- Representation : the word, the thing, the idea -- Ecce : on the scriptural roots of Christian devotional imagery -- Idols and likenesses : a passage in Origen and its vicissitudes -- Style : inclusion and exclusion -- Distance and perspective : two metaphors -- To kill a Chinese mandarin : the moral implications of distance -- Pope Wojtyla's slip.
Summary ""I am a Jew who was born and who grew up in a Catholic country; I never had a religious education; my Jewish identity is in large measure the result of persecution." This brief autobiographical statement is a key to understanding Carlo Ginzburg's interest in the topic of his latest book: distance. In nine linked essays, he addresses the question: "What is the exact distance that permits us to see things as they are?""--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Perspective (Philosophy)
Culture -- Philosophy.
Aesthetic distance.
Added Author Ryle, Martin H.
Soper, Kate.
ISBN 0231119607 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231119603 (cloth : alk. paper)

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