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By Lawrence L. Langer
"Langer, by means of the strength of scholarship and literary precision instead of dogmatic confirmation and pathos, is without doubt one of the few writers, aside from major poets and novelists, who unsettles either our frequent language and conceptual tools. His ebook is an ethical in addition to an highbrow act of a really excessive order." —Geoffrey Hartman, writer of The Longest Shadow
In this new quantity, Langer—one of the main wonderful students writing on Holocaust literature and representation—assesses quite a few literary efforts to set up a spot in glossy awareness for the ordeal of these victimized through Nazi Germany’s crimes opposed to humanity. Essays speak about the movie existence is gorgeous, the uncritical acclaim of Fragments, the faux memoir via Benjamin Wilkomirski, purposes for the exaggerated significance nonetheless given to Anne Frank’s Diary, and a contemporary cycle of work at the previous testomony by means of Holocaust artist Samuel Bak.
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