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The Origin of Violence.

Author: Fabrice Humbert; Frank Wynne
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During a school trip to Buchenwald concentration camp, a young French teacher comes across a photograph of a man whose resemblance to his own father, Adrien, is uncanny. However, the man has a different name and died in 1942. Returning to France, he finds that the memory of the photograph refuses to leave him. He decides to embark on a search for its subject, which takes him to the Buchenwald archives, to the heart  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Humbert, Fabrice.
Origin of Violence.
London : Profile Books, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fabrice Humbert; Frank Wynne
ISBN: 9781847653239 1847653235
OCLC Number: 1039733264
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Introduction: THE TYRANT'S BLOODY ROBE; 1 Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo: SOS VIOLENCE; 2 Allegro moderato --
Adagio: FEAR THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF!; 3 Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile: 'A BLOOD-DIMMED TIDE IS LOOSED'; 4 Presto: ANTINOMIES OF TOLERANT REASON; 5 Molto adagio --
Andante: TOLERANCE AS AN IDEOLOGICAL CATEGORY; 6 Allegro: DIVINE VIOLENCE; Epilogue: ADAGIO; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Abstract:

During a school trip to Buchenwald concentration camp, a young French teacher comes across a photograph of a man whose resemblance to his own father, Adrien, is uncanny. However, the man has a different name and died in 1942. Returning to France, he finds that the memory of the photograph refuses to leave him. He decides to embark on a search for its subject, which takes him to the Buchenwald archives, to the heart of the Nazi machine, but more disturbingly, draws him into the dark heart of his own family. Eventually, he is brought face-to-face with his own capacity for violence. A subtle, moving book, The Origins of Violence shows the limitless ways in which humans inflict harm on each other, and how individual people, not societies, are the perpetrators.

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