“A learned and subtle volume.” —Choice
“Handelman's comprehensive and penetrating treatment combines an interest in literary theory and modern Jewish philosophy.” —Moment
“Fragments of Redemption can serve as an illuminating guide to the course of modern Continental thought, as well as of the Jewish contributions to it . . . This very rich book demands reading and re-reading. It will do much to further understanding of the work of all three authors, and in particular to enhance the status of Levinas.” —Times Literary Supplement
Examining the messianic ideologies of Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, and Emmanuel Levinas—three of the most vital Jewish thinkers of our time— Handelman makes clear the considerable influence of traditional Jewish thought on modern and postmodern literary theory.