After the Holocaust

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After the Holocaust

By C. Fred Alford

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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. Moving from the Book of Job, an account of meaningful suffering in a God-drenched world, to the work of Primo Levi, who attempted to find meaning in the Holocaust through absolute clarity of insight, he concludes that neither strategy works well in today's world. More effective are the day-to-day coping practices of some survivors. Drawing on testimonies of survivors from the Fortunoff Video Archives, Alford also applies the work of Julia Kristeva and the psychoanalyst Donald Winnicot to his examination of a topic that has been and continues to be central to human experience.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> Ethics

After the Holocaust
The Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the Path to Affliction
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 4/27/09
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511738811
ISBN 13: 9780511738814
Print ISBN: 9780521766326

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