Hope and Memory: Lessons from the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Hope and Memory: Lessons from the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Tzvetan Todorov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691096589

ISBN-13: 9780691096582

Pub. Date: 09/29/2003

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Almost alone among contemporary critics, Tzvetan Todorov has chosen to apply his prodigious talents to the literature of twentieth-century totalitarianism. His unique gift is his ability to elucidate the memoirs and writings of some of the century's greatest survivors, not merely discovering their literary qualities but also finding in their works moral and

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"Almost alone among contemporary critics, Tzvetan Todorov has chosen to apply his prodigious talents to the literature of twentieth-century totalitarianism. His unique gift is his ability to elucidate the memoirs and writings of some of the century's greatest survivors, not merely discovering their literary qualities but also finding in their works moral and political lessons relevant to us all."—Anne Applebaum

"This is a very rich book, full of interesting—and often highly controversial—conversation as well as moving portraits of striking figures of the century that has just passed. It is addressed to a general public very much engaged in discussing what the twentieth century was all about and where we are going from here."—Charles Taylor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691096582
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/29/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Preface to the English Edition
Prologue: The Last Hundred Years1
Ch. 1What Went Wrong in the Twentieth Century5
Ch. 2Two of a Kind74
Ch. 3Preserving the Past113
Ch. 4The Uses of Memory159
Ch. 5The Past in the Present187
Ch. 6The Perils of Democracy228
Epilogue: The Next Hundred Years311
Bibliography319
Index327

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