Auschwitz and After

Second Edition

Charlotte Delbo; Translated by Rosette C. Lamont; With a New Introduction by Lawrence L. Langer

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September 30, 2014
392 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
ISBN: 9780300190779
Paper

Written by a member of the French resistance who became an important literary figure in postwar France, this moving memoir of life and death in Auschwitz and the postwar experiences of women survivors has become a key text for Holocaust studies classes. This second edition includes an updated and expanded introduction and new bibliography by Holocaust scholar Lawrence L. Langer.
 
“Delbo’s exquisite and unflinching account of life and death under Nazi atrocity grows fiercer and richer with time. The superb new introduction by Lawrence L. Langer illuminates the subtlety and complexity of Delbo’s meditation on memory, time, culpability, and survival, in the context of what Langer calls the ‘afterdeath’ of the Holocaust. Delbo’s powerful trilogy belongs on every bookshelf.”—Sara R. Horowitz, York University
 
Winner of the 1995 American Literary Translators Association Award
Charlotte Delbo (1913–1985) was the author of numerous plays and essays. Rosette C. Lamont (1927–2012) was a professor of French and comparative literature at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Lawrence L. Langer is Professor of English emeritus at Simmons College in Boston.

“I find Rosette C. Lamont’s remarkable translation of Charlotte Delbo’s work perceptive, delicate, and poignant—in short: exceptional.”—Elie Wiesel

“For 75 years, Nazism’s victims have told their affliction. This will carry on. Meanwhile, no other “Auschwitz” writer than Charlotte Delbo has so clearly shown human detail and human depth.”—John Felstiner, author of Can Poetry Save the Earth?: A Field Guide to Nature Poems
“Delbo's exquisite and unflinching account of life and death under Nazi atrocity grows fiercer and richer with time.  The superb new introduction by Lawrence L. Langer illuminates the subtlety and complexity of Delbo's meditation on memory, time, culpability, and survival, in the context of what Langer calls the 'afterdeath' of the Holocaust. Delbo's powerful trilogy belongs on every bookshelf.”—Sara R. Horowitz, York University
Holocaust Testimonies
The Ruins of Memory

Lawrence L. Langer

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