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Rue Ordener, Rue Labat / Sarah Kofman ; translated by Ann Smock.

Author/creator Kofman, Sarah
Other author/creatorMazal Holocaust Collection
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoLincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
Descriptionxiii, 85 pages ; 20 cm.
Subject(s)
Uniform titleRue Ordener, Rue Labat. English
Series Stages ; v. 7
Stages (Series) ; v. 7. ^A366417
Contents Translator's introduction -- Fountain pen -- 16 July 1942 -- To die at Auschwitz -- Zig-zag -- Feast days and prohibitions -- Madame Fagnard -- Merville -- Separations -- Peregrinations -- Sealed off -- Rue-Notre-Dame-des-Champs -- Metamorphosis -- Mother's Day -- Education -- L'Hay-les-roses -- Screen -- Liberations -- The two mothers of Leonardo da Vinci -- A lady vanishes -- Idyll -- Flight -- The hospital -- Hendaye, Moissac, Impasse Langlois.
Review "Rue Ordener, Rue Labat is a moving memoir by the distinguished French philosopher Sarah Kofman. It opens with the horrifying moment in July 1942 when the author's father, the rabbi of a small synagogue, was dragged by police from the family home on Rue Ordener in Paris, then transported to Auschwitz - "the place," writes Kofman, "where no eternal rest would or could ever be granted." It ends in the mid-1950s, when Kofman enrolled at the Sorbonne." "The book is as eloquent as it is forthright. Kofman recalls her father and family in the years before the war, then turns to the terrors and confusions of her own childhood in Paris during the German occupation. Not long after her father's disappearance, Kofman and her mother took refuge in the apartment of a Christian woman on Rue Labat, where they remained until the Liberation. This bold woman, whom Kofman called Meme, undoubtedly saved the young girl and her mother from the death camps. But Kofman's close attachment to Meme also resulted in a rupture between mother and child that was never to be fully healed." "This slender volume is distinguished by the author's clear prose, the carefully recounted horrors of her childhood, and the uncommon poise that came to her only with the passage of many years."--Jacket.
Issued in other formOnline version: Kofman, Sarah. Rue Ordener, Rue Labat. English. Rue Ordener, Rue Labat. Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 1996
Genre/formBiography.
Genre/formPersonal narratives.
LCCN 95052462
ISBN0803227310 (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN9780803227316 (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN0803277806 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN9780803277809 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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Joyner Reserve DS135 .F9 K644 1996 ✔ Available RESERVES Angelini, Eileen / FORL 2620 Place Hold

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