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After the Holocaust : the Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the path to affliction

Author: C Fred Alford
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Holocaust marks a decisive moment in modern suffering in which it becomes almost impossible to find meaning or redemption in the experience. In this study, C. Fred Alford offers a new and thoughtful examination of the experience of suffering.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C Fred Alford
ISBN: 9780521766326 052176632X 9780521747066 0521747066
OCLC Number: 277040805
Description: xi, 172 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Job, transitional space, and the ruthless use of the object --
Holocaust testimonies : after the silence of Job --
Sisyphus, Levi, and Job at Auschwitz --
Conclusion : beyond the silence of Job.
Responsibility: C. Fred Alford.
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