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Letter to My Mother / Edition 1
     

Letter to My Mother / Edition 1

by Gabriella Romani, Brenda Webster, Edith Bruck
 

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ISBN-10: 0873529367

ISBN-13: 9780873529365

Pub. Date: 01/01/2006

Publisher: Modern Language Association of America

Through literary works and public appearances, Edith Bruck, born 1932 in Hungary, has devoted her life to bearing witness to what she experienced in the Nazi concentration camps. In 1954 she settled in Rome and is today the most prolific writer of Holocaust narrative in Italian. The book is composed in two parts. "Letter to My Mother"--an imaginary dialogue between

Overview

Through literary works and public appearances, Edith Bruck, born 1932 in Hungary, has devoted her life to bearing witness to what she experienced in the Nazi concentration camps. In 1954 she settled in Rome and is today the most prolific writer of Holocaust narrative in Italian. The book is composed in two parts. "Letter to My Mother"--an imaginary dialogue between Bruck and her mother, who died in Auschwitz--probes the question of self-identity, the pain of loss and displacement, the power of language to help recover the past, and the ultimate impossibility of that recovery. "Traces," a story of a journey without return, completes the diptych. Bruck's experimental fusion of memoir and fiction portrays the Holocaust from a female perspective and highlights the role of gender in the creation of memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873529365
Publisher:
Modern Language Association of America
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Texts and Translations , #18
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
1,029,784
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Suggestions for Further Reading     xxiii
Works by Bruck     xxv
Translator's Note     xxvii
Letter to My Mother
Letter to My Mother     3
Traces     129

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