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The Writing of the Disaster

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Modern history is haunted by the disasters of the century--world wars, concentration camps, Hiroshima, and the Holocaust--grief, anger, terror, and loss beyond words, but still close, still impending. How can we write or think about disaster when by its very nature it defies speech and compels silence, burns books and shatters meaning? The Writing of the Disaster reflects upon efforts to abide in disaster's infinite threat. First published in French in 1980, it takes up the most serious tasks of writing: to describe, ...

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The Writing of the Disaster
1995, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803261204

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The Writing of the Disaster
1986, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803211865

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