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Hiding Places
Hiding Places (April 2012)
A Mother, a Daughter, an Uncovered Life
Diane Wyshogrod - Author

Finalist - 2013 Montaigne Medal, presented by Hopewell Publications

A daughter struggles to get her mother to talk about her Holocaust experiences, and tries to understand how those experiences have shaped her own life.

What’s it like to spend sixteen months in hiding, crouching in a tiny cellar, during the dark years of World War II? To know that many of your friends a...(Read More)
 
 
Federman's Fictions
Federman's Fictions (January 2011)
Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust
Jeffrey R. Di Leo - Edited and with an introduction by
Charles Bernstein - Preface
Raymond Federman - Afterword

A comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century’s most innovative writers and critics.

This collection of essays offers an authoritative examination and appraisal of the French-American novelist Raymond Federman’s many contributions to humanities scholarship, including Holocaust studies, Beckett studies, translation studies, experimental fiction, postmodernism, and autobiography. Althoug...(Read More)
 
 
Guilty
Guilty (January 2011)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translation and introduction by

A searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship.

Guilty is a searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship. It takes the form of a diary, recording the earliest days of World War II and the Nazi occupation of France, but this is no ordinary day book: it rec...(Read More)
 
 
The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945
The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945 (July 2010)
Stories of Survival
Danielle Bailly - Editor
Betty Becker-Theye - Translator

Interviews with eighteen Jewish “hidden children” of France and Belgium, telling the story of their survival during World War II.

The history of France’s “hidden children” and of the French citizens who saved six out of seven Jewish children and three-fourths of the Jewish adult population from deportation during the Nazi occupation is little known to American readers. In The Hi...(Read More)
 
 
The Old Guard
The Old Guard (February 2010)
Mieczyslaw Lurczynski - Author
Alicia Nitecki - Translator
Gerald W. Speca - Edited and adapted

A brutal and unflinchingly honest portrayal of the effects of concentration camp life on the human psyche.

Brutally and unflinchingly honest in its depiction of the effects of concentration camp life on the human psyche, Mieczysław Lurczyński’s The Old Guard is one of the earliest works of Holocaust literature and one of the few works written by a non-Jew who was also a survivor of the camps....(Read More)
 
 
Cinema and the Shoah
Cinema and the Shoah (January 2010)
An Art Confronts the Tragedy of the Twentieth Century
Jean-Michel Frodon - Editor
Anna Harrison - Translator
Tom Mes - Translator

Examines the variety of cinematic responses to the Holocaust as well as the Shoah’s impact on cinematic expression itself.

From The Great Dictator to Schindler’s List, the extermination of the Jews of Europe has driven the cinema, more than any other form of artistic expression, to question its methods, techniques, and ethics. It is with reference to the Shoah that a decisive part of the t...(Read More)
 
 
The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah
The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah (May 2009)
The Unthought in Political Modernity
Shmuel Trigano - Author
Gila Walker - Translator

An original and revolutionary interpretation of the Jews’ destiny in modern politics.

Is the Shoah a unique event or just one of the many genocides that have occurred (and continue to occur) in modern history? In The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah, Shmuel Trigano begins with the hypothesis that the Shoah must be understood in both universal and singular terms: insofar as it addresses the meaning and va...(Read More)
 
 
Forgetful Memory
Forgetful Memory (January 2009)
Representation and Remembrance in the Wake of the Holocaust
Michael Bernard-Donals - Author

Examines the role of forgetfulness in our understanding of the Holocaust.

Much of the discussion surrounding the Holocaust and how it can be depicted sixty years later has focused on memory. In Forgetful Memory, Michael Bernard-Donals focuses on the relation between memory and forgetfulness, arguing that memory and forgetfulness cannot be separated but must be examined as they complicate our understanding ...(Read More)
 
 
Disciplining the Holocaust
Disciplining the Holocaust (October 2008)
Karyn Ball - Author

Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.

Disciplining the Holocaust examines critics’ efforts to defend a rigorous and morally appropriate image of the Holocaust. Rather than limiting herself to polemics about the “proper” approach to traumatic history, Karyn Ball explores recent trends in intellectual history that g...(Read More)

 
 
Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture
Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture (August 2008)
Esther Rashkin - Author

2009 Gradiva Award, Theoretical Category, presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.

Esther Rashkin argues that psychoanalysis galvanizes, as no other discipline can, an understanding of texts in their social, historical, an...(Read More)
 
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