The Time before Death: Twentieth-Century Memoirs by Constantin V. Ponomareff

By Constantin V. Ponomareff

This selection of fifteen essays bargains with the literary memoirs of significant twentieth-century writers and makes a speciality of the religious, actual and ethical devastation of twentieth century lifestyles. they're comparative and cross-cultural. there's no different number of essays with this diversity introduced below one disguise.

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P. 305. Thody, Jean-Paul Sartre, op. , pp. 173-95. Thus, for example, though he was a communist supporter of the Soviet Union in particular, he did not, like other intellectuals, participate actively against Franco’s regime during the Spanish civil war in the thirties. Lionel Abel said the following about Sartre, in 1984: “During the Spanish civil war, according to all reports, he was paralyzed like Hamlet, while he saw the fellow intellectuals he most admired, like Malraux, for instance, go forth – what place was more appropriate than Spain?

24. See Michel Aucouturier, Boris Pasternak in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten, edited by Kurt Kusenberg and Beate Möhring, translated from the French and Russian by Rolf-Dietrich Keil, Documents and bibliography by Helmut Riege (Reinbeck bei Hamburg: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH, 1965), p. 29. Olga R. Hughes, The Poetic World of Boris Pasternak (Princeton and London: Princeton University Press, 1974), p. 116. I Remember, pp. 93-94. See also “The Search for the Cosmic Connection in Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry,” in my One Less Hope.

Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz and The Reawakening A Tormented Spirit He had put a false image of himself into his books. He had not pretended to be brave, or clairvoyant; but he had always presented himself as balanced and serene. And he was not. Carole Angier: The Double Bond. Primo Levi. A Biography The evil that men do could not have been more graphically and brutally expressed than in the European Holocaust. 1 Levi took exception to the capitalizing of the word “Holocaust” referring only to Jewish victims, no doubt because its exclusiveness ignored the other holocausts of World War II.

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