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The Resource After the Holocaust : the Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the path to affliction, C. Fred Alford

After the Holocaust : the Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the path to affliction, C. Fred Alford

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After the Holocaust : the Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the path to affliction
Title
After the Holocaust
Title remainder
the Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the path to affliction
Statement of responsibility
C. Fred Alford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Holocaust marks a decisive moment in modern suffering in which it becomes almost impossible to find meaning or redemption in the experience. In this study, C. Fred Alford offers a new and thoughtful examination of the experience of suffering. Moving from the Book of Job, an account of meaningful suffering in a God-drenched world, to the work of Primo Levi, who attempted to find meaning in the Holocaust through absolute clarity of insight, he concludes that neither strategy works well in today's world. More effective are the day-to-day coping practices of some survivors. Drawing on testimonies of survivors from the Fortunoff Video Archives, Alford also applies the work of Julia Kristeva and the psychoanalyst Donald Winnicot to his examination of a topic that has been and continues to be central to human experience
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Alford, C. Fred
Dewey number
296.3/1174
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Levi, Primo
  • Suffering
  • Suffering
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust survivors
Label
After the Holocaust : the Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the path to affliction, C. Fred Alford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-164) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Job, transitional space, and the ruthless use of the object -- Holocaust testimonies : after the silence of Job -- Sisyphus, Levi, and Job at Auschwitz -- Conclusion : beyond the silence of Job
Control code
ocn667030616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 172 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282391086
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667030616
Label
After the Holocaust : the Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the path to affliction, C. Fred Alford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-164) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Job, transitional space, and the ruthless use of the object -- Holocaust testimonies : after the silence of Job -- Sisyphus, Levi, and Job at Auschwitz -- Conclusion : beyond the silence of Job
Control code
ocn667030616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 172 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282391086
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667030616

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