On wings of moonlight : Elliot R. Wolfson's poetry in the by Celan, Paul; Galli, Barbara Ellen; Wolfson, Elliot R.;
By Celan, Paul; Galli, Barbara Ellen; Wolfson, Elliot R.; Rosenzweig, Franz
Elliot R. Wolfson is the writer of a number of severe books on medieval Jewish mysticism. On Wings of Moonlight makes a speciality of the poetic nature of Wolfson's works via an exploration of his poems, lots of which seem in Pathwings: Philosophic and Poetic Reflections at the Hermeneutics of Time and Language. Barbara Galli argues that Wolfson's poems resonate with a kabbalistic worldview that also is mirrored in his scholarly paintings and private existence. On Wings of Moonlight - a word taken from one of many poems - illuminates the poetic and philosophic kinship among Wolfson, Franz Rosenzweig, considered one of his impacts given that graduate college, and Paul Celan. showing a deep wisdom of the literary, philosophical, Jewish, and feminist traditions informing Wolfson's educational paintings, Galli argues that his prose can't be totally favored with out attention of its poetic dimensions
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Rosenzweig offers the example of Wagner: “It is not Bayreuth that testifies that Wagner and his work are alive, but the fact that the names of Elsa [the heroine of Lohengrin] and Eva [heroine of Die Meistersinger] became fashionable names and that the idea of woman as the one who redeems colored the form of masculine eroticism for decades in Germany” (262). Neither the epical concept, which pertains to materiality, nor “Every man must have a sense for poetry” 21 the lyrical, which pertains to spirituality, achieves a stability or endures, on its own.
6 The urgings of Derrida and Irigaray, that the important question for our times which must be thought through is that of gender, are not cast in a framework of mysticism; but, if indeed it is a question for our times, then one could agree that Wolfson, from the kabbalist perspective, has long embarked upon this task in his scholarly writing. Wolfson’s poems, moreover, present no proclivities toward charges laid against him. They are devoid of an intent of domination or of other abuses toward women, but instead they reflect a mystical yearning for and acting upon reunification of the masculine and feminine aspects of the divinity.
It needed something else that likewise seemed to be everywhere but that could at the same time be calculated, controlled, understood through idealistic logic: and Idealism latched onto the work of art as fitting the bill. The artwork was human product and yet seemingly had a life of its own from who-knows-where and yet, lo! it was everywhere. The exciting and usable aspect for Idealism was that it grew above the ground of the then languishing subterranean reason of Idealism during the post-Hegelian decades.