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The Book of Questions
Volume II [Yaël; Elya; Aely; El, or the Last Book]
Edmond Jabès; Rosmarie Waldrop, trans.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• YAËL
• FORE-SPEECH
• THE TIME BEFORE THE STORY
• My Characters In and Out of the Book
• The Light of the Sea
• Fear of Time
• The Long Dialogue of Centuries
• The Three-paneled Mirror
• The Garden
• The Death of God
• THE STORY
• Yaël’s Death
• Journal I
• Journal II
• Journal III
• The Book

• ELYA
• APPROACHING THE GROUND OF THE BOOK
• THE GROUND OF THE BOOK
• A Puddle of Water
• The Broken Mirror of Words
• From Day to the Shadow of Day
• Counter-Test
• Memory of a Dead Memory
• The Book within the Book
• Pledge of the Abyss
• Birth of Self
• In Bright Sunlight, the Gesture
• The Transparency of Time
• THE BOOK
• Door I (The Margin)
• Door II (The Name)
• Door II (An Afternoon in the Luxembourg Gardens)
• Door IV (The Disciple)

• AELY
• BEFORE THE FORE-BOOK I
• BEFORE THE FORE-BOOK II
• (The Threshold of Glimmers
• The Threshold of the Eye
• The Threshold of the Void
• THE FOREBOOK I
• Nowhere
• Writing
• A Glimpse of the Book
• THE FORE-BOOK II
• In the Furrows of the Fore-Book I
• In the Furrows of the Fore-Book II
• Where the Word Answers to the Name Yaël
• THE FOREBOOK III
• The Empty Notebook
• The Commentaries
• The First Evening on Ben-Yehouda Street in Jerusalem
• The Second Evening on Ben-Yehouda Street
• Dialogue around Yaël and Elya
• The Crisis or the Three Phases of Waiting for Death
• WANDERING
• First Approach to the Book (The Blank Page)
• Second Approach to the Book (The Tie)
• Third Approach to the Book (Answer to a Letter)
• Fourth Approach to the Book (On the Nature of Obstacles)
• Fifth Approach to the Book (Y.H.W.H. or the Unpronounceable Name)
• Sixth Approach to the Book (The Ends and the Means)
• Seventh Approach to the Book (Dead Space)
• The Book Belongs Only to the Book
• EL, OR THE LAST BOOK
• IV
• III
• II
• I
• I
• II
• III
• IV

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