In this Book

Bearing the Unbearable
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This book is a pioneering study of Yiddish and Polish-Jewish concentration camp and ghetto poetry. It reveals the impact of the immediacy of experience as a formative influence on perception, response, and literary imagination, arguing that literature that is contemporaneous with unfolding events offers perceptions different from those presented after the fact.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Front matter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. PART ONE. Poetry as Documentation
  2. pp. 17-18
  1. Chapter One. In the Beginning
  2. pp. 19-37
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  1. Chapter Two. The Great Chain of Being
  2. pp. 39-67
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  1. PART TWO. Morale, Moral Resistance, and the Crisis of Faith
  2. p. 69
  1. Chapter Three. Breaking through the Wall of Silence
  2. pp. 71-93
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  1. Chapter Four. The Cultural Ferment and the Moral Mandate
  2. pp. 95-130
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  1. PART THREE. Issues of Resistance
  2. p. 131
  1. Chapter Five
  2. pp. 133-157
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  1. Chapter Six. Word into Deed
  2. pp. 159-171
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  1. Chapter Seven. S.O.S.
  2. pp. 173-188
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 189-211
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 213-222
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 223-233
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 235-242
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