If This Is A Man/The Truce

Author: Primo Levi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405528192

Category: History

Page: 491

View: 9419


With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contempible. What has survived in Levi's writing isn't just his memory of the unbearable, but also, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a "magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've ever known" - PHILIP ROTH

If This Is a Man/the Truce

Author: Primo Levi

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 9780349144009

Category:

Page: 400

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Disability in German Literature, Film, and Theater

Author: Eleoma Joshua,Michael Schillmeier,Michael W. J. Schillmeier

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 157113428X

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 4301


Cutting-edge application of the insights of Disability Studies to the German cultural field.

Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies

Author: Louise Olga Vasvári,Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557535269

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 9157


The work presented in the volume in fields of the humanities and social sciences is based on 1) the notion of the existence and the "describability" and analysis of a culture (including, e.g., history, literature, society, the arts, etc.) specific of/to the region designated as Central Europe, 2) the relevance of a field designated as Central European Holocaust studies, and 3) the relevance, in the study of culture, of the "comparative" and "contextual" approach designated as "comparative cultural studies." Papers in the volume are by scholars working in Holocaust Studies in Australia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and the US.

Primo Levi's Universe

Author: Sam Magavern

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230622909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 956


Primo Levi is best known as a memoirist of Auschwitz, but he was also a scientist, fiction writer, and poet: in short, a Renaissance man. Primo Levi's Universe offers a multi-faceted portrait of the heroic man who turned the concentration camp experience into beautiful yet terrifying literature. Over time, Levi developed an original world-view which he conveyed in his writing. Through careful readings of Levi's works, Sam Magavern finally does justice to his calm rationality, dark poetry, essential beliefs and wit. Levi's art and life are inextricably intertwined, and this book presents them together, allowing each to shed light on the other.

Holocaust Literature: Lerner to Zychlinsky, index

Author: S. Lillian Kremer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415929844

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 778

View: 2514


Review: "This encyclopedia offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the important writers and works that form the literature about the Holocaust and its consequences. The collection is alphabetically arranged and consists of high-quality biocritical essays on 309 writers who are first-, second-, and third-generation survivors or important thinkers and spokespersons on the Holocaust. An essential literary reference work, this publication is an important addition to the genre and a solid value for public and academic libraries."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Holocaust Intersections

Author: Axel Bangert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351563556

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 296

View: 5706


Recent representations of the Holocaust have increasingly required us to think beyond rigid demarcations of nation and history, medium and genre. Holocaust Intersections sets out to investigate the many points of conjunction between these categories in recent images of genocide. The book examines transnational constellations in Holocaust cinema and television in Europe, disclosing instances of border-crossing and boundary-troubling at levels of production, distribution and reception. It highlights intersections between film genres, through intertextuality and pastiche, and the deployment of audiovisual Holocaust memory and testimony. Finally, the volume addresses connections between the Holocaust and other histories of genocide in the visual culture of the new millennium, engaging with the questions of transhistoricity and intercultural perspective. Drawing on a wide variety of different media - from cinema and television to installation art and the internet - and on the most recent scholarship on responses to the Holocaust, the volume aims to update our understanding of how visual culture looks at the Holocaust and genocide today. With the contributions: Robert S. C. Gordon, Axel Bangert, Libby Saxton- Introduction Emiliano Perra- Between National and Cosmopolitan: 21st Century Holocaust Television in Britain, France and Italy Judith Keilbach- Title to be announced Laura Rascaroli- Transits: Thinking at the Junctures of Images in Harun Farocki's Respite and Arnaud des Pallieres's Drancy Avenir Maxim Silverman- Haneke and the Camps Barry Langford- Globalising the Holocaust: Fantasies of Annihilation in Contemporary Media Culture Ferzina Banaji- The Nazi Killin' Business: A Post-Modern Pastiche of the Holocaust Matilda Mroz- Neighbours: Polish-Jewish Relations in Contemporary Polish Visual Culture Berber Hagedoorn- Holocaust Representation in the Multi-Platform TV Documentaries De Oorlog (The War) and 13 in de Oorlog (13 in the War) Annette Hamilton- Cambodian Genocide: Ethics and Aesthetics in the Cinema of Rithy Panh Piotr Cieplak, Emma Wilson- The Afterlife of Images

If This Is a Man/the Truce (50th Anniversary Edition): Surviving Auschwitz

Author: Primo Levi

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 9780349142869

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 0

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Primo Levi's account of life as a concentration camp prisoner falls into two parts. IF THIS IS A MAN describes his deportation to Poland and the twenty months he spend working in Auschwitz. THE TRUCE covers his long journey to Italy at the end of the war through Russia and Central Europe. Levi never raises his voice, complains or attributes blame. By telling his story quietly, objectively and in plain language he renders both the horror and the hope of the situation with absolute clarity. Probing the themes which preoccupy all his writing - work love, power, the nature of things, what it is to be human - he leaves the reader drained, elated, apprehensive. With the moral stamina and intellectual pose of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, duitful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contemptible.

Poetry as Testimony

Author: Antony Rowland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113474272X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 5710


This book analyzes Holocaust poetry, war poetry, working-class poetry, and 9/11 poetry as forms of testimony. Rowland argues that testamentary poetry requires a different approach to traditional ways of dealing with poems due to the pressure of the metatext (the original, traumatic events), the poems’ demands for the hyper-attentiveness of the reader, and a paradox of identification that often draws the reader towards identifying with the poet’s experience, but then reminds them of its sublimity. He engages with the work of a diverse range of twentieth-century authors and across the literature of several countries, even uncovering new archival material. The study ends with an analysis of the poetry of 9/11, engaging with the idea that it typifies a new era of testimony where global, secondary witnesses react to a proliferation of media images. This book ranges across the literature of several countries, cultures, and historical events in order to stress the large variety of contexts in which poetry has functioned productively as a form of testimony, and to note the importance of the availability of translations to the formation of literary canons.

Language Rights

Author: V. Pupavac

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

View: 6319


Exploring language rights politics in theoretical, historical and international context, this book brings together debates from law, sociolinguistics, international politics, and the history of ideas. The author argues that international language rights advocacy supports global governance of language and questions freedoms of speech and expression.