Lightness and Soul – Musings on Eight Jewish Writers
Author: J.S. Porter
6″ x 9″
Over the centuries Jews have made and consolidated an important discovery: the book is a means of growth for a healthy mind and an exercised imagination. Reading and writing assist the community in maintaining traditions, resisting absorption, articulating identity and carrying on conversations.
With its own distinctive conversational style, at once playful and prayerful, Lightness and Soul explores eight Jewish writers Simone Weil, Leonard Cohen, Alberto Manguel, Robert Lax, John Berger, Muriel Rukeyser, Harold Bloom and Susan Sontag who carry on the tradition of honouring and critiquing the worded world.
Whatever their many differences in style and substance, the eight readers, writers and thinkers all touch on important matters of the human soul.
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