Bittersweet Legacy: Creative Responses to the Holocaust: Art, Poetry, Stories

Bittersweet Legacy: Creative Responses to the Holocaust: Art, Poetry, Stories

by Cynthia Moskowitz Brody, Marcia Annenberg, Harley Gaber, Chandra Garsson, Chaim Goldberg
     
 

Bittersweet Legacy is a collection of poetry, short stories and art inspired by the Holocaust. It is a book born of paradox, evoking remembrances of the darkest moments known to humankind by utilizing the power and beauty of the creative force. The writers and artists represented in this book are individuals who were driven to respond to the extremities that define

Overview

Bittersweet Legacy is a collection of poetry, short stories and art inspired by the Holocaust. It is a book born of paradox, evoking remembrances of the darkest moments known to humankind by utilizing the power and beauty of the creative force. The writers and artists represented in this book are individuals who were driven to respond to the extremities that define the Holocaust. Some are accomplished in their fields, others have created in an attempt to understand and give form to their sorrow and quest for meaning. Each voice expresses a singular reprise. Together they forge a resounding voice in response to the six million voices that were silenced.

Editorial Reviews

Stephen Feinstein
How will we remember the darkness of the Holocaust? History provides us with the compelling narrative. Yet, the answers to the perplexing questions raised about the "why" may never be answered. 'Bittersweet Legacy,' however, offers a view of post-Holocaust aesthetics and unique insight into how artists, writers and poets are processing the meaning and message of the Holocaust into the next century.
Ph.D. Candidate, University Of Toronto - Gillian McCann
This collection can be used as a starting point for discussion and personal meditation. It is a tribute to Cynthia Moskowitz Brody that she has a larger vision for the role of art. In a society where artistic endeavors are so often seen as merely a diversion, Brody demonstrates that art can function as a powerful tool for transformation and healing, both for individuals and communities.
Former Director Of The U.S. Holocaust Museum - Michael Berenbaum
The results are impressive, the shattering insights offered by poetry are joined with the powerful emotions conveyed by art and enhanced by the fragments of memory and legacy transmitted in story. Because of the variety of authors and the diversity ofpoints of view, 'Bittersweet Legacy' is a document of its time, it conveys with authority the way in which the Holocaust is perceived in our time.
Zev Garber
An invaluable anthology, Bittersweet Legacy is a belletristic and artistic response to the Shoah and its aftermath. Seventy-four contributors affected directly or indirectly by the greatest tragedy in Jewish history, bear testimony to life lived before, during, and after the horror of genocide and the challenge to continue and sustain that legacy.
Booknews
An anthology reflecting many different Holocaust experiences, including American Jews who lost no family members yet were changed permanently as human being upon hearing of its horrors. Other are through the eyes of a child, survival, inheritance, speaking to the enemy, and chosen. Monochrome reproductions and photographs of the art are interspersed among the prose and poetry. Only names are indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761819752
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
04/04/2001
Series:
Studies in the Shoah Series
Edition description:
Volume XXIV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia Moskowitz Brody is an artist and child of Holocaust Survivors. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice.

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