The Resource Along the edge of annihilation : the collapse and recovery of life in the Holocaust diary, David Patterson

Along the edge of annihilation : the collapse and recovery of life in the Holocaust diary, David Patterson

Label
Along the edge of annihilation : the collapse and recovery of life in the Holocaust diary
Title
Along the edge of annihilation
Title remainder
the collapse and recovery of life in the Holocaust diary
Statement of responsibility
David Patterson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is based on more than fifty diaries of Jewish Holocaust victims of all ages, written while the events described were actually taking place. Many of the manscripts were literally buried by their authors, who wrote knowing that their words might never be read by others but nonetheless did their best to preserve them. Many of the writers did not survive. Patterson's book is unique not only in the number of diaries and original texts it examines but also in the questions it raises and in the approach it takes from within Jewish traditions and contexts
  • Patterson has organized his book around a series of themes that lead to a deeper understanding of the meaning of these works for both their writers and their readers, affirming the Holocaust diary as a form of spiritual resistance. Throughout, he draws upon his impressive knowledge of Jewish texts, ancient and modern - Torah, Talmud, Midrash, Zohar, the medieval commentators, the Hasidic masters, and modern Jewish philosophers and thinkers
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18
  • 940.53/18
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.195
LC item number
.P36 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Along the edge of annihilation : the collapse and recovery of life in the Holocaust diary, David Patterson
Publication
Note
"A Samuel & Althea Stroum book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-304) and index
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  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
The Writer and the Writing -- The Consciousness of the Book -- The Measure of Time -- The Chronicle of the Holy -- Assailing God -- The Crumbling of Creation -- Meaning Undone -- The Fragmentation of Home and Family -- The Assault on the Feminine -- The Suffocation of the Child -- The Human Image Defiled -- Death and the Death of Death -- Clinging to Life -- Reopening Remarks: The Assignation of the Reader
Control code
000014255098
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 311 p.
Isbn
9780295977829
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98043862
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.b19939784
System control number
  • 14255098lt
  • (OCoLC)40268506

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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