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The Resource In paradise, Peter Matthiessen

In paradise, Peter Matthiessen

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In paradise
Title
In paradise
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Peter Matthiessen
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Language
eng
Summary
In the winter of 1996, more than a hundred women and men of diverse nationality, background, and belief gather at the site of a former concentration camp for an unprecedented purpose: a weeklong retreat during which they will offer prayer and witness at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform, while eating and sleeping in the quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews to their deaths. Clements Olin, an American academic of Polish descent, has come along, ostensibly to complete research on the death of a survivor, even as he questions what a non-Jew can contribute to the understanding of so monstrous a catastrophe. As the days pass, tensions, both political and personal, surface among the participants, stripping away any easy pretense to healing or closure. Finding himself in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer's role and to embrace a history his family has long suppressed, and with it the yearnings and contradictions of being fully alive. -- From publisher's website
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DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A8584
LC item number
I6 2014
Literary form
fiction
In paradise, Peter Matthiessen
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In paradise, Peter Matthiessen
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9781594633171
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013046176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023415799
System control number
(OCoLC)861479139

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