The Resource Sun turned to darkness : memory and recovery in the Holocaust memoir, David Patterson

Sun turned to darkness : memory and recovery in the Holocaust memoir, David Patterson

Label
Sun turned to darkness : memory and recovery in the Holocaust memoir
Title
Sun turned to darkness
Title remainder
memory and recovery in the Holocaust memoir
Statement of responsibility
David Patterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In examining the recorded memoirs of fifty Holocaust survivors, David Patterson draws on the teaching of the sacred texts of Jewish tradition and the philosophy of Emil Fackenheim and Emmanuel Levinas."--BOOK JACKET. "That memory, he argues, serves three purposes for Jews struggling to recover after the Holocaust. First, a recovery of tradition: Not only was the body of Israel targeted for destruction, but also its very soul, as that soul was defined by God, Torah, and sacred history. Second, a recovery from an illness: These Jews suffer from the illness of indifference that plagued heaven and earth throughout the event. Third, these memoirs reveal the open-ended nature of recovery as a process that has no resolution: The survivors emerge from the camps, but the camps stay with the survivors and cast their shadow over the world. Readers are transformed into witnesses who face a never-ending process of remembrance, for the sacred, in spite of indifference."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/18/092
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.195
LC item number
.P37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Religion, theology, and the Holocaust
Label
Sun turned to darkness : memory and recovery in the Holocaust memoir, David Patterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-227) and index
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Contents
Pt. 1. The Recovery of Tradition. 1. The Loss of the Mother. 2. The Loss of the Father. 3. The Memory of God -- Pt. 2. The Recovery from the Illness of Indifference. 4. The Face of the Other. 5. The Memory of Silence. 6. Response and Responsibility -- Pt. 3. The Open-Endedness of Recovery. 7. The Problem of Identity. 8. The Failure of Liberation. 9. The Summons to Bear Witness
Control code
000013922611
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xi, 233 p.
Isbn
9780815605300
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98024320
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System control number
  • 13922611ls
  • (OCoLC)39181030

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