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The Survivor : An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps

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An eloquent revelation that touches the foundations of what man is. Neither despairing nor conventionally hopeful, The Survivor describes the most terrible events in human memory. But what emerges finally is an image of man stubbornly equal to the worst that can happen.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195027035
  • 9780195027037
  • 619,329

Review quote

Infinitely touching and heartening. * Alfred Kazin, The New York Times Book Review * A horrifying, well-written, moving account of how men and women come to survive in the worst of all possible worlds. * The Washington Post * One turns the last page convinced that, doomsday prophecies notwithstanding, the human species will continue to resist and to survive. * Wassily Leontief, New York University * An important, tormented, tormenting book. * Elie Wiesel, Boston University * A brilliant and beautifully written book about one of the ultimate human experiences. * E.O. Wilson, Harvard University * [A] very fine book. * Saul Lerner, Purdue University Calumet * Powerful book! An intriguing look into the inner workings of the death camps. A must reading for anyone who wants to know just how inhumanly the Nazis treated their victims. * Prof. Marvin Seperson, New England College * Remains a perfect analytic supplement for students reading (as mine do) the memoir literature (Wiesel, Levi, Tec, etc.) in courses on the Holocaust and its impact on survivors and, through them, on western imagination. * A.J. Slavin, University of Louisville *show more

About Terrence Des Pres

The late Terrence Des Pres was Crawshaw Professor of English Literature at Colgate University.show more

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117 ratings
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