Truth and Lamentation : Stories and Poems on the Holocaust
The stories and poems in Truth and Lamentation, written during and after the Holocaust, reveal the human faces hidden behind the all-too-familiar statistics of the event. International in scope, this volume brings together 20 short stories and 90 poems commenting on the essentially incomprehensible nature of the Holocaust. Milton Teichman and Sharon Leder have drawn from a remarkably varied range of writers, representing nine languages and including both Jews and Gentiles. The contributors include the well known and the as yet unknown. A critical introduction places the selections within two broad categories of literary response to the Holocaust - truthtelling and lamentation. The first reflects the desire of writers to transmit multiple truths; the second expresses sorrow and loss.
- Paperback | 552 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 816.14g
- 01 Jan 1994
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
- New ed.
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The stories and poems in Truth And Lamentation, written during and after the Holocaust, reveal the human faces hidden behind the all-too-familiar statistics of the event.
"An impressive anthology ... that spans the spectrum of Holocaust experience and explores the varieties of Holocaust response and implications for future generations." -- S. Lillian Kremer, author of Witness through the Imagination: Jewish American Holocaust Literature