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eBook The Survivor: An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps ePub

by Terrence Des Pres

  • ISBN: 0195027035
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Terrence Des Pres
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 50061st edition (February 7, 1980)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1779 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1543 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 843

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The late Terrence Des Pres was Crawshaw Professor of English Literature at Colgate University.

Powerful book! An intriguing look into the inner workings of the death camps. A must reading for anyone who wants to know just how inhumanly the Naqzis treated their victims. Marvin Seperson, New England College. -Saul Lerner, Purdue University Calumet. A brilliant and beautifully written book about one of the ultimate human experiences. Wilson, Harvard University. An important, tormented, tormenting book. -Elie Wiesel, Boston University. The late Terrence Des Pres was Crawshaw Professor of English Literature at Colgate University.

Terrence Des Pres graduated from Southeast Missouri State College in 1962 The Survivor: An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps. New York: Oxford University Press.

Terrence Des Pres graduated from Southeast Missouri State College in 1962. He went on to complete graduate degrees in philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. He spent time with John Nathan at Harvard University as Harvard Junior Fellows, where Des Pres was the society's sommelier and they formed a friendship. He was married twice and had a son, Jean-Paul, with his first wife Judith. His widow, Liz, is now a physician living in the Boston area. The Survivor: An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps.

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But Des Pres perceives a more timeless and prescient warning in the testaments of the survivors than they even know themselves. He sees in their warning cries a spectre which still haunts western society - that western culture and civilisation is based on a nihilism which denies death and the needs of the body, and unavoidably, since death and life are inextricable, our denial of death is a denial of life itself: When we hear of man’s inhumanity we talk of the beast that.

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Survivor: An Anatomy of Life in the Death. By Terrence Des Pres. I am not directly concerned with the concentration camps, but with the people who suffered those places, who endured that evil and returned to bear witness. Even so, an experience such as theirs cannot be understood apart from its context, and in the following pages there is much description, amounting almost to a comprehensive view, of camp conditions. Unavoidably, a spectacle of death and mutilation opens upon us, an endless silent scream rising to a sky forever heedless of men's anguish.

OUP USA, 1980 - 218 sayfa. An in depth look at the psychology of those who survived the death camps of the Nazi Holocaust. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. An eloquent revelation that touches the foundations of what man is. Neither despairing nor conventionally hopeful, The Survivor describes the most terrible events in human memory. But what emerges finally is an image of man stubbornly equal to the worst that can happen.

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An eloquent revelation that touches the foundations of what man is.

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An eloquent revelation that touches the foundations of what man is. Neither despairing nor conventionally hopeful, The Survivor describes the most terrible events in human memory. But what emerges finally is an image of man stubbornly equal to the worst that can happen.

Comments

Kagda Kagda
This is the single best work on the death camps in Germany and the labor camps in the USSR that I have ever read. The descriptions of camp life are as harrowing as anything found elsewhere, but the clincher for me are the reflections on the implications of survival of the camp experience for an understanding of human nature. One strips a human being of possessions, citizenship, friends, family, and even identity, and place that into as random and raw an environment that human beings can fashion: what can one be looking at but an unadorned soul? The book profoundly changed me, as it has others. It is a classic, perhaps even more important than Frankl's *Man's Search for Meaning*. Sadly, we will have to augment this book with descriptions of camps in North Korea and other places someday. But this book will help us to understand those experiences, too, a fact that only adds to the book's importance.
Opithris Opithris
A close and penetrating look at how the survivors of the Nazi and Stalinist death camps came through such horror in human ways. Des Pres explodes the myths about the Jews going to their deaths “like sheep;” of survivors saving their own lives by becoming amoral; of those who lived suffering from “survivor’s guilt.” Rather, says Des Pres, survivors felt an obligation to the dead to bear witness; survivors lived by maintaining their moral sensibilities and by cooperating with one another and sharing in each other’s tribulations and successes; to survive in the conditions of extremity found in the death camps was, in itself, an act of resistance. Humans are social by nature of their very biology, says Des Pres, and this is perhaps our main hope in this era. His depiction of survivor as “hero” (in contrast to the numerous dead heroes of Western literature) has influenced me from the time I first read this book in the mid-1990s.
Mitars Riders Mitars Riders
Answered some questions I had about survival in the camps. Dignity was a saving grace, but sometimes choices were made that caused others to perish. Author was a bit heavy handed explaining the communist triumph of the survivors; only groups survived; individual effort was suicidal; politicos were first in line for best clothes, food; God was declared guilty of Nazi atrocities.
Cashoutmaster Cashoutmaster
A hard read but well worth it
Galanjov Galanjov
Detailed description of the essential elements of character needed to survive murderous prisons, mainly the Nazi concentration camps and the Soviet Gulag. They are surprising. Every man for himself did not work. An appreciation for life, and a willingness to help when possible, are two of the surprising traits that emerge.

Highly recommended. First part is relatively uninteresting. Keep going.
Cesar Cesar
Profound and powerful read about overcoming overwhelming physical and mental atrocities. Anyone who reads this and walks away still delving in on one's life obstacles, missed one of the major points of this book.
monotronik monotronik
A serious investigation about the holocaust. Good book. Good condition.
Heavy reading - I knew it would be. Book as advertised.