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Most serious students of modern literary criticism should recognize the work of Hartman (English & comparative literature, emeritus, Yale Univ.), whose The Geoffrey Hartman Readerrecently won the Truman Capote Prize for Literary Criticism in Honor of Newton Arvin. During his 50-plus years as a literary critic and professor, Hartman has written thoughtful, provocative, and lasting opinions on the literary world. His many years of reading and close friendships with contemporaries Erich Auerbach, Harold Bloom, Paul de Mann, and Jacques Derrida offer a lively overview of trends in American literature and have helped shape literary criticism as a study. But perhaps Hartman's greatest contribution to the academic world is his work recording the stories of Holocaust survivors (he is project director of the Fortunoff Video for Holocaust Testimonies). Having himself left Nazi Germany at age nine, his point of view is passionate, compassionate, and elegant. Recommended for all academic libraries and where interest warrants in public libraries.