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a| 0231119607 (cloth : alk. paper)
a| 9780231119603 (cloth : alk. paper)
a| Occhiacci di legno.
a| Wooden eyes :
b| nine reflections on distance /
c| Carlo Ginzburg ; translated by Martin Ryle and Kate Soper.
a| New York :
b| Columbia University Press,
a| xv, 261 p. :
b| ill. ;
c| 24 cm.
a| Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-245) and index.
t| Making it Strange: The Prehistory of a Literary Device --
t| Myth: Distance and Deceit --
t| Representation: The World, the Idea, the Thing --
t| Ecce: On the Scriptural Roots of Christian Devotional Imagery --
t| Idols and Likenesses: A Passage in Origen and Its Vicissitudes --
t| Style: Inclusion and Exclusion --
t| Distance and Perspective: Two Metaphors --
t| To Kill a Chinese Mandarin: The Moral Implications of Distance --
t| Pope Wojtyla's Slip.
a| ""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.
a| Perspective (Philosophy)
a| European perspectives.
o| 195 GIN