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The Resource The memory monster : a novel, Yishai Sarid ; translated from the Hebrew by Yardenne Greenspan

The memory monster : a novel, Yishai Sarid ; translated from the Hebrew by Yardenne Greenspan

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The memory monster : a novel
Title
The memory monster
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Yishai Sarid ; translated from the Hebrew by Yardenne Greenspan
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  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"The English-language debut of celebrated Israeli novelist Yishai Sarid is a fierce and harrowing tale of reckoning with the horror of the Holocaust, and how memory and the effort to preserve it can become an all-consuming monster. The narrator of Yishai Sarid's powerful novel is a young, initially reluctant Holocaust scholar working at Yad Vashem, Israel's memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. A diligent historian, he soon becomes a leading expert on Nazi methods of extermination at concentration camps in Poland during World War II, and guides tours through the camps for students and visiting dignitaries. He hungrily devours every detail of life and death in the camps and takes pride in being able to recreate for his audience the excruciating last moments of the victims' lives, and the process by which enslaved Jews were forced to dispose of the remains. The job becomes a mission, and then an addiction. Spending so much time immersed in death, his connections with the living begin to deteriorate. He resents the students lost in their iPhones, singing sentimental songs, not expressing sufficient outrage at the mass murder committed by the Germans. In fact, he even begins to detect, in the students as well as himself, a hint of admiration for the murderers--their efficiency, audacity, and determination. Force is the only way to resist force, he comes to think, and one must be prepared to kill."--Provided by publisher
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YDX
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1965-
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Sarid, Yishay
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Greenspan, Yardenne
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  • Historians
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • Death
  • Atrocities
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The memory monster : a novel, Yishai Sarid ; translated from the Hebrew by Yardenne Greenspan
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"First published as Mifletzet ha-zikaron by Am Oved, Tel Aviv, 2017"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1140717077
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781632062710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1140717077
Label
The memory monster : a novel, Yishai Sarid ; translated from the Hebrew by Yardenne Greenspan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published as Mifletzet ha-zikaron by Am Oved, Tel Aviv, 2017"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1140717077
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781632062710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1140717077

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