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Patterson, David 1948-

Works: 42 works in 175 publications in 2 languages and 13,032 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Encyclopedias  Personal narratives  History  Fiction  Conference proceedings  Miscellanea  Diary fiction  Personal narratives‡vJewish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN56.H55, 809.93358
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Patterson
Most widely held works by David Patterson
Encyclopedia of Holocaust literature ( )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This encyclopedia presents the lives and works of 128 writers whose contributions lend significant first-generation understanding to the Holocaust. Arranged by author, entries provide a biographical, bibliographical, and critical profile with emphasis on each author's experience with or response to the Holocaust and contributions to the literature. All entries offer a short list of selected works. Included are appendixes listing authors by date, country of birth, and birth name. Two useful bibliographies -- one of primary works arranged by genre and another of book-length studies of Holocaust literature -- are also included. Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries, this encyclopedia brings together representative primary and critical works of Holocaust literature."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003
Exile the sense of alienation in modern Russian letters by David Patterson( )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Along the edge of annihilation the collapse and recovery of life in the Holocaust diary by David Patterson( )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on more than fifty diaries of Jewish Holocaust victims of all ages, written while the events described were actually taking place". -- Jacket
The affirming flame : religion, language, literature by David Patterson( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A confession by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of a spiritual crisis, marking a shift of Tolstoy's central focus from the aesthetic to the religious and philosophical
Open wounds : the crisis of Jewish thought in the aftermath of Auschwitz by David Patterson( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and Italian and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After-words : post-Holocaust struggles with forgiveness, reconciliation, justice by David Patterson( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Writing in a format that creates the feel of dialogue, the nine contributors to After-Words tackle difficult questions about the nature of memory and forgiveness after the Holocaust. This book - created out of shared concerns about forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice, and out of a desire to investigate differences and disagreements between religious traditions and philosophical perspectives - represents an effort to spark meaningful dialogue between Jews and Christians and to encourage others to participate in similar inter- and intrafaith inquiries."--BOOK JACKET
Fire in the ashes : God, evil, and the Holocaust ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete black book of Russian Jewry by Ilʹi︠a︡ Ėrenburg( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry is a collection of eyewitness testimonies, letters, diaries, affidavits, and other documents on the activities of the Nazis against Jews in the camps, ghettoes, and towns of Eastern Europe. Arguably, the only apt comparison is to The Gulag Archipelago of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This definitive edition of The Black Book, including for the first time materials omitted from previous editions, is a major addition to the literature on the Holocaust. It will be of particular interest to students, teachers, and scholars of the Holocaust and those interested in the history of Europe."--Jacket
Literature and spirit : essays on Bakhtin and his contemporaries by David Patterson( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shriek of silence : a phenomenology of the Holocaust novel by David Patterson( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When learned men murder : essays on the essence of higher education by David Patterson( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diary of a superfluous man by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Immerse yourself in a compendium of literary virtuosity with this volume of short stories from Russian author Ivan Turgenev, who is regarded as one of the masters of the form. In the title piece, a man on the verge of succumbing to a terminal illness looks back over his life and marvels over the mystery of his own mundane existence
Winter notes on summer impressions by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In June 1862, Dostoevsky left Petersburg on his first excursion to Western Europe. Ostensibly making the trip to consult Western specialists about his epilepsy, Dostoevsky also wished to see firsthand the source of the Western ideas he believed were corrupting Russia. Over the course of his journey he visited a number of major cities, including Berlin, Paris, London, Florence, Milan, and Vienna. He recorded his impressions of everything he saw, and published them as "Winter Notes on Summer Impressions" in 1863
Emil L. Fackenheim : a Jewish philosopher's response to the Holocaust by David Patterson( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sun turned to darkness : memory and recovery in the Holocaust memoir by David Patterson( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
That memory, he argues, serves three purposes for Jews struggling to recover after the Holocaust. First, a recovery of tradition: Not only was the body of Israel targeted for destruction, but also its very soul, as that soul was defined by God, Torah, and sacred history. Second, a recovery from an illness: These Jews suffer from the illness of indifference that plagued heaven and earth throughout the event. Third, these memoirs reveal the open-ended nature of recovery as a process that has no resolution: The survivors emerge from the camps, but the camps stay with the survivors and cast their shadow over the world. Readers are transformed into witnesses who face a never-ending process of remembrance, for the sacred, in spite of indifference
A genealogy of evil : anti-semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad by David Patterson( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on extensive scrutiny of primary sources from Nazi and Jihadist ideologues, David Patterson argues that Jihadist antisemitism stems from Nazi ideology. This book challenges the idea that Jihadist antisemitism has medieval roots, identifying its distinctively modern characteristics and tracing interconnections that link the Nazis to the Muslim Brotherhood to the PLO, Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, the Sudan, the Iranian Islamic Republic, and other groups with an antisemitic worldview. Based on his close reading of numerous Jihadist texts, Patterson critiques their antisemitic teachings and affirms the importance of Jewish teaching, concluding that humanity needs the very Jewish teaching and testimony that the Jihadists advocate destroying"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Genocide in Jewish thought by David Patterson( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Among the topics explored in this book are ways of viewing the soul, the relation between body and soul, environmentalist thought, the phenomenon of torture, and the philosophical and theological warrants for genocide. Presenting an analysis of abstract modes of thought that have contributed to genocide, the book argues that a Jewish model of concrete thinking may inform our understanding of the abstractions that can lead to genocide. Its aim is to draw upon distinctively Jewish categories of thought to demonstrate how the conceptual defacing of the other human being serves to promote the murder of peoples, and to suggest a way of thinking that might help prevent genocide"--
When the Danube ran red by Zsuzsanna Ozsváth( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hanna -- Relocations -- Past and present -- A dream disrupted -- Changes -- Erzsi -- Options -- Pali -- Before the storm -- Disaster strikes : March 19 -- Plans for the future -- Measures taken -- The new world -- Ghettoization -- The ghetto house -- The children of 10 Abonyi Street -- A miracle -- The return of horror -- Evil tidings -- Together -- Homeless -- The Vatican house -- Witches' Shabbat -- Alone -- The siege -- Walking across the underworld -- The "White Cross Hospital" -- Going home -- Epilogue
Hebrew language and Jewish thought by David Patterson( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This important book examines the relationship between the actual words of the Hebrew language and the thoughts and values contained therein
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Patterson David Alan 1948-....
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