Searching For Schindler

Author: Thomas Keneally

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184894019X

Category: History

Page: 320

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A fascinating retelling of Oskar Schindler's extraordinary story and how it came to the world's attention through Thomas Keneally's Booker Prize-winning novel and the subsequent multiple Oscar-winning film, Schindler's List *27th January 2019: 25th anniversary of the movie, which will be re-released in the UK and Australia* In 1980 Thomas Keneally walked into a shop in Beverley Hills to buy a briefcase, an impulse that was to change his life. For the owner, Leopold Pfefferberg, had a story he'd been trying to interest writers and Hollywood in for years. It was the story of Oskar Schindler. In SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER, Keneally describes how he went on to discover the full, extraordinary tale of the Aryan who risked his life to save hundreds of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, interviewing many of the survivors around the world. Here, for the first time, he fills in what happened to them, as well as to Schindler and his wife, in the decades after the war. And he gives a fascinating account of how his novel SCHINDLER'S ARK was published, its controversial winning of the Booker Prize, and the long road to its becoming the phenomenally successful film Schindler's List. Filled with entertaining anecdotes about the many people involved, from Steven Spielberg and Liam Neeson to Keneally's own family, SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER gives a unique insight into the creation of a modern classic. Paying tribute to the irrepressible Poldek, it sheds renewed light on a remarkable instance of humanity amid the greatest inhumanity mankind has known.

Searching for Schindler

Author: Thomas Keneally

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1741666155

Category: Authors, Australian

Page: 322

View: 8089


This is a memoir of the author's journey around the world to discover the complete story of Oscar Schindler and those on his now-famous list.

Searching for Schindler

Author: Thomas Keneally

Publisher: Nan a Talese

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7721


The author of "Schindler's List" describes the encounter that led to the writing of the book, his investigation into one of history's most paradoxical heroes, Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of his book, and the impact of the book on his own life and on others.

Schindler's List

Author: Thomas Keneally

Publisher: Washington Square Press

ISBN: 1982151048

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3889


In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the Nazi concentration camps, this award-winning, bestselling work of Holocaust fiction, inspiration for the classic film and “masterful account of the growth of the human soul” (Los Angeles Times Book Review), returns with an all-new introduction and beautifully redesigned cover. An “extraordinary” (New York Review of Books) novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of The Book of Science and Antiquities and The Daughter of Mars, uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden—Schindler’s Jews—to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil. “Astounding…in this case the truth is far more powerful than anything the imagination could invent” (Newsweek).

Once Again to Zelda

Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330536893

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 8839


Charlotte Brontë dedicated Jane Eyre to William Makepeace Thackeray, setting literary London ablaze with gossip. Ayn Rand dedicated Atlas Shrugged to both her husband and her lover. Sylvia Plath dedicated The Bell Jar to her friends. And F. Scott Fitzgerald dedicated The Great Gatsby to his wife, Zelda, the tumultuous love of his life. The dedication of a novel is the most personal and public of gestures, and yet we don’t often stop to consider how it came to be inspired. This charming ‘behind the scenes’ book traces the relationships immortalized in the dedications to fifty novels that are an intrinsic part of literary and pop culture. Sometimes tragic, often romantic, and always engaging, these are intimate glimpses into the lives of the writers we admire and the people they loved.

Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808017006

Category: Study Aids

Page: 20

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Schindler’s Ark with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, which tells the true story of the actions of the German businessman Oskar Schindler during the Holocaust. When the Nazis occupied Poland during the Second World War, the country’s Jews were first forced into ghettos, then deported to concentration camps where few survived. However, Schindler offered hope to thousands of Polish Jews by employing them in his factories, at considerable personal risk, to save them from deportation and almost certain death. The Australian author Thomas Keneally brings his story to life in this thrilling novel, which won the 1982 Man Booker Prize and was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List. Find out everything you need to know about Schindler’s Ark in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Schindler's List

Author: Thomas Keneally

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476750483

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the Nazi concentration camps, this award-winning, bestselling work of Holocaust fiction, inspiration for the classic film and “masterful account of the growth of the human soul” (Los Angeles Times Book Review), returns with an all-new introduction and beautifully redesigned cover. An “extraordinary” (New York Review of Books) novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of The Book of Science and Antiquities and The Daughter of Mars, uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden—Schindler’s Jews—to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil. “Astounding…in this case the truth is far more powerful than anything the imagination could invent” (Newsweek).

A Study Guide for Thomas Keneally's "Schindler's List (Lit-to-Film)"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410357341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

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A Study Guide for Thomas Keneally's "Schindler's List (Lit-to-Film)," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Thousand Darknesses

Author: Ruth Franklin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019971830X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8980


What is the difference between writing a novel about the Holocaust and fabricating a memoir? Do narratives about the Holocaust have a special obligation to be 'truthful'--that is, faithful to the facts of history? Or is it okay to lie in such works? In her provocative study A Thousand Darknesses, Ruth Franklin investigates these questions as they arise in the most significant works of Holocaust fiction, from Tadeusz Borowski's Auschwitz stories to Jonathan Safran Foer's postmodernist family history. Franklin argues that the memory-obsessed culture of the last few decades has led us to mistakenly focus on testimony as the only valid form of Holocaust writing. As even the most canonical texts have come under scrutiny for their fidelity to the facts, we have lost sight of the essential role that imagination plays in the creation of any literary work, including the memoir. Taking a fresh look at memoirs by Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi, and examining novels by writers such as Piotr Rawicz, Jerzy Kosinski, W.G. Sebald, and Wolfgang Koeppen, Franklin makes a persuasive case for literature as an equally vital vehicle for understanding the Holocaust (and for memoir as an equally ambiguous form). The result is a study of immense depth and range that offers a lucid view of an often cloudy field.

The Adaptation Industry

Author: Simone Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136660240

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

View: 1446


Adaptation constitutes the driving force of contemporary culture, with stories adapted across an array of media formats. However, adaptation studies has been concerned almost exclusively with textual analysis, in particular with compare-and-contrast studies of individual novel and film pairings. This has left almost completely unexamined crucial questions of how adaptations come to be made, what are the industries with the greatest stake in making them, and who the decision-makers are in the adaptation process. The Adaptation Industry re-imagines adaptation not as an abstract process, but as a material industry. It presents the adaptation industry as a cultural economy of six interlocking institutions, stakeholders and decision-makers all engaged in the actual business of adapting texts: authors; agents; publishers; book prize committees; scriptwriters; and screen producers and distributors. Through trading in intellectual property rights to cultural works, these six nodal points in the adaptation network are tightly interlinked, with success for one party potentially auguring for success in other spheres. But marked rivalries between these institutional forces also exist, with competition characterizing every aspect of the adaptation process. This book constructs an overdue sociology of contemporary literary adaptation, never losing sight of the material and institutional dimensions of this powerful process.