Holocaust Literature (Magill's Choice) By John K. Roth Number Of Pages: 960 Publication Date: 2008-03-21 ISBN-10: 1587653753 ISBN-13: 9781587653759
Holocaust Literature offers literature reviews of more than 100 core works about the Holocaust. In these two volumes, editor John K. Roth, Edward J. Sexton Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College, has succeeded in identifying the most important works on the Holocaust by both first- and second-generation survivors as well as by philosophers, novelists, poets, and playwrights reflecting on the Holocaust today. Teachers and students will find the key works here, from Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl to Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem, Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel's Night, and Simon Wiesenthal's The Sunflower. Core works of nonfiction—histories, biographies, memoirs, diaries, survivor testimonies, reflections on religion, philosophy, ethics—form two-thirds of the list, joined by literary fiction, poetry, and drama: classics such as Aharon Appelfeld's Badenheim 1939, William Styron's Sophie's Choice, and Yehuda Amichai's Open Closed Open. Also represented are more recent works, such as Joshua Sobol's play Ghetto (1984), Wladyslaw Szpilman's The Pianist (1999), Ian Kershaw's two-volume biography Hitler (completed in 2000), Deborah E. Lipstadt's History on Trial (2005), William T. Vollmann's Europe Central (2005), and Heather Pringle's The Master Plan: Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust (2006). The resulting set of essays introduces the literature of one of the defining events of our time, essential reading for all serious students of history, literature, social psychology, ethics, and philosophy.