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Hero, conspiracy, and death : the Jewish lectures

Author: Mariar Janion
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main, Germany : PL Academic Research, 2014. ©2014
Series: Cross-roads (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Volume 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With Hero, Conspiracy and Death: The Jewish Lectures, the author has written a book of sweeping significance for readers interested in Polish history, Jewish history, and the Holocaust in which she asks troubling questions: Can a Jew be both a Jew and a Pole? Are we right to talk of worthy and unworthy death in the Holocaust? What are the implications of Adam Mickiewicz''s philo-Semitism? In Zygmunt Krasinski''s  Read more...
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Janion, Mariar.
Hero, conspiracy, and death : the Jewish lectures.
Frankfurt am Main, Germany : PL Academic Research, ©2014
248 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mariar Janion
ISBN: 9783653044690 3653044693 3631623577 9783631623572
OCLC Number: 896837917
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages).
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; I. The Jewish Colonel; 1. A Biography Romantic and Unromantic; 2. Ridiculed and Humiliated; 3. The Military Glory of Israel and Kosciuśzko; 4. The Jewish Light Cavalry Regiment; 5. Did He Really Even Exist?; 6. A Knight's Posthumous Glory; 7. Literary Metamorphoses and Motivations: The Prototype of Jankiel?; 8. Civil Rights; 9. Genealogy; 10. The First Since Ancient Times; 11. The Specter of Conspiracy; 12. Addendum on the Holocaust; 13. ''Worthy" and "Unworthy" Death; 14. Lies; II. Polish Antisemitism and Its Founding Myth; Part One; 1. The Great Sanhedrin in Paris. 2. Early Warnings from Staszic3. A Moral Conflict; 4. The Specter of Elimination?; 5. The Threat of Revolt; 6. Christian Blood; 7. Myth and the Face; 8. The Image of the Eternal Enemy; Part Two; 1. A Wound on the Body of Poland; 2. Crusade; 3. A Single Miracle; 4. Theological-Ideological Phantasms; 5. Mickiewicz against Krasiński; III. Leonard's Eastern Eyes; 1. Portraits; 2. A Body Oriental and Jewish; 3. Femininity; 4. Something Lascivious; 5. Jewish Girls; 6. The Sexual Orgy; 7. Gold; 8. Satan; 9. Das Unheimliche and Magic; 10. The Fist or Money, or Violence. 11. The Thirst for Blood, Gold, Luxury, and DebaucheryIV. Three Variations on the Jewish Theme in Mickiewicz; 1. Wail in the Synagogue; 2. The Matrix of Frankism; 3. Moses, Christ, and Towiański; List of Bibliographic Abbreviations; V. Mickiewicz's Jewish Legion; 1. Life is Somewhere Else; 2. The Precedence of Israel; 3. "Fate Has Tied Two Foreign Nations Closely Together"; 4. Politics and Mystical Illumination; 5. The Banner of the Maccabees; 6. Will the Jews leave Poland?; 7. The Legend of a Modern-day Moses; 8. A Precursor and an Heir; List of Bibliographic Abbreviations. VI. The Irony of Calek PerechodnikVII. Kertész: "Even If I May Seem To Be Talking About Something Quite Different, I Am Still Talking About Auschwitz"; 1. Collisions; 2. Celan or Dante; 3. Black Sun; 4. Jew; 5. Muselmann; 6. Wife; 7. Mourning.
Series Title: Cross-roads (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Volume 3.
Responsibility: Maria Janion ; translated by Alex Shannon.

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