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jab

1. a quick short blow, esp (in boxing) a straight punch with the leading hand
2. Informal an injection
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33) Whereas the moments of exile and transition between his past Egyptian writings and his future French pub lications are quite troubled, Jabess publication history in Egypt is itself uncomplicated.
Or, even better, the later texts may be considered to be not properly Cairene, but rather as Jabess first poems of detachment, movement and exile, major themes of the Le livre des questions cycle: 1956-1957 were, after all, the years of Jabes's flight from Egypt, his slow and painful transition into French life, and his first major encounter with anti-Semitism.
impossible within Jabess theoretical framework, in that the witness does