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By Norma Rosen

For Norma Rosen, the Holocaust is the significant occasion of the 20th century. during this e-book, she examines the connection of post-Holocaust writers to their paintings when it comes to topic, language, imagery, and dealing with as much as the duty of writing in a post-Holocaust period. She considers the paintings of such significant impacts on our time as T. S. Eliot, Simone Weil, Anne Frank, E. L. Doctorow, Norman Mailer, Eugenio Montale, Philip Roth, and Saul Bellow. injuries of impact combines serious research with own reaction and autobiographical moments. It comprises quotidian encounters in friendship, intercourse, society, paintings, politics, reaction to violence, and spiritual observance, which fight for ethical floor during this post-Holocaust period.

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Among his possessions were two Jewish prayer books and a silver Star of David.  . ") that gave him hope and joy in exile, that kept him warm until he died. So again, within the ghastly numbing horror of this not­yet­ Page 32 forty­year­old story of how six million Jews came to be killed, there leaps up the complicated and infinitely moving tragedy of one—and of one by one.  But as far as I can judge, the mind and heart are revealed intact. " Since this conjecture reflects something of my own experience, the reader is free to regard it as intrusively subjective or happily intuitive.

In the forests, he is forced to hide his Jewishness—but he discovers there that the one thing that gives him inner distinction, the thing he can cling to and that helps to sustain him and save his life, is what he calls the "sweet secret" of his Jewishness.  But if he clones his parents a hundred times in one novel, do we then have a picture of Jewish­German society under Hitler, or of hated parents cloned a hundred times?  But it seems to me that many Jewish fiction writers—even if they don't know it, and never heard of him—are paying homage in their writerly hearts to Akiva.

If it seemed possible to inject a note of humor into her life—it doesn't—we might hear an echo of Woody Allen's quip about identity: Jewish, with an explanation.  .  Did she make the profound spiritual error of not granting separate identity to those who resembled her, transgressing fearfully in that case against her own idea of "attention," the respect due another human being?  Translated to theology, the way leads to the inquisitorial fires.  They were to her an "accursed people," she records among similar jottings in her 1942 New York notebook.

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