The Resource Indebted : capitalism and religion in the writings of S.Y. Agnon, Yonatan Sagiv

Indebted : capitalism and religion in the writings of S.Y. Agnon, Yonatan Sagiv

Label
Indebted : capitalism and religion in the writings of S.Y. Agnon
Title
Indebted
Title remainder
capitalism and religion in the writings of S.Y. Agnon
Statement of responsibility
Yonatan Sagiv
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"This is the first book to examine the oeuvre of Shmuel Yosef Agnon, 1966 Nobel laureate in literature, through a reading that combines perspectives from economic theory, semiotics, psychoanalysis, narrative theory, and Jewish and religious studies. Sagiv outlines the vital role economy plays in the construction of religion, subjectivity, language, and thought in Agnon's work, and, accordingly, explores his literary use of images of debt, money, and economy to examine how these themes illuminate other focal points in the canonical author's work, excavating the economic infrastructure of discourses that are commonly considered to reside beyond the economic sphere. Sagiv's analysis of Agnon's work, renowned for its paradoxical articulation of the impact of modernity on traditional Jewish society, exposes an overarching distrust regarding the sustainability of any economic structure. The concrete and symbolic economies surveyed in this project are prone to cyclical crises. Under what Sagiv terms Agnon's "law of permanent debt," the stability and profitability of economies are always temporary. Agnon's literary economy, transgressing traditional closures, together with his profound irony, make it impossible to determine if these economic crises are indeed the product of the break with tradition or, alternatively, if this theodicy is but a fantasy, marking permanent debt as the inherent economic infrastructure of human existence"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
892.43/5
Index
index present
Language note
In English with some text and bibliography also in Hebrew
LC call number
PJ5053.A4
LC item number
Z7825 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Indebted : capitalism and religion in the writings of S.Y. Agnon, Yonatan Sagiv
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Monetary Prelude: Agnon's Time in Germany -- Introduction -- The Gift of Debt -- Talking Through Money -- Can't Buy Me Love -- The Incomplete Text and the Indebted Author -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn960448518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 220 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822981503
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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22573/ctt1g2fm3g
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35138737
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960448518
  • jstor0822981505

Library Locations

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