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Title Jean Amery : beyond the mind's limits / Yochai Ataria, Amit Kravitz, Eli Pitcovski, editors.
Imprint Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

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Subject Améry, Jean -- Criticism and interpretation.
Alt Name Ataria, Yochai,
Kravitz, Amit, 1978-
Pitcovski, Eli,
Description 1 online resource (xix, 345 pages .)
polychrome rdacc
Note Includes index.
Contents Part I Limits: Bound to the Past -- 1. Jean Am?ry and Primo Levi: The Differences in Likeness -- 2. On Historical Objectivity, the Reality of Evil and Moral Kitsch: Jean Am?ry as a Witness -- 3. Jean Am?ry and the Generational Limits of Resentment as Morality -- 4. Registers of Undesirability, Poetics of Detention: Jean Am?ry on the Jewish Exile and Behrouz Boochani on the Manus Prison -- 5. The Ethics of Resentment: The Tactlessness of Jean Am?ry -- Part II The Mind: Torture and Consequences -- 6.?They Tortured Because They Were Torturers? -- 7. Torture: Reading Am?ry, Rereading Jewish Law -- 8. Total destruction: The case of Jean Am?ry -- 9. Language in Exile, Exile in Language: Reflections on Jean Am?ry?s Essay?How Much Home Does a Person Need?? -- 10. The Healing Power of Imagination: Playfulness in Impossible Situations -- Part III Beyond: Philosophy and Literature -- 11.?In an Uncertain Twilight:? On Jean Am?ry?s Reluctant Philosophy -- 12. Jean Am?ry on the Value of Death and Dying -- 13. Jean Am?ry: Suicide, The Refusal to Heal, and Humanistic Freedom -- 14. Yael Lavi Between the Logic of Life and the Anti-Logic of Death -- 15.?The nonsense that you cannot write poetry after Auschwitz ...? Jean Am?ry the Dichter -- 16. Realism Contested: Jean Am?ry?s Charles Bovary, Country Doctor.
Summary This volume explores themes originating from the work of Jean Amery (1912?1978), a Holocaust survivor and essayist?mainly, ethics and the past, torture and its implications, death and suicide. The volume is interdisciplinary, bringing together contributions from philosophy, psychology, law, and literary studies to illuminate each of the topics from more than one angle. Each essay is a novel contribution, shedding new light on the relevant subject matter and on Jean Amery's unique perspective. The ensuing picture is rich and multifaceted, uncovering unforeseen traits of Amery's thought, and surprising correlations that have so far been under-researched. It invites further studies of the Holocaust and its consequences to take their cue from non-neutral first person reflections.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 18, 2019).
ISBN 9783030280956 (electronic bk.)
3030280950 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-28095-6
OCLC # 1128024592
Additional Format Print version: Ataria, Yochai. Jean Amery : Beyond the Mind's Limits. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019 9783030280949.

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