The Face of the Other and the Trace of God contain essays on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, and how his philosophy intersects with that of other philosophers, particularly Husserl, Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Derrida. This collection is broadly divided into two parts: relations with the other, and the questions of God.
Bloechl (philosophy, Catholic U. of Leuven, Belgium) provides an introduction to this collection of 12 essays, all of which are published here for the first time in English (some have appeared previously in other languages or have been delivered as lectures). Arrangement is in sections on relations with others, and the question of God. A sampling of topics: the alterity of the stranger and the experience of the alien (Robert Bernasconi), Levinas from phenomenology to the immemorial (Michael Newman), and Levinas's God and Freud's trauma (Rudi Visker). The volume is not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)