The Resource In paradise, Peter Matthiessen

In paradise, Peter Matthiessen

Label
In paradise
Title
In paradise
Statement of responsibility
Peter Matthiessen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late autumn of 1996, more than a hundred people gather at the site of a former death camp. Throughout that week, they offer prayer and witness at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform. They eat and sleep in the sparse quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than a million Jews to their deaths in this single camp. These people are joined by Clements Olin, an American academic of Polish descent, there to complete his research on the strange suicide of a survivor, even as he questions what a non-Jew with no connection to its history 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 resolution or healing. Caught in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer's role and to bear witness, not only to his family's ambiguous history but to his own as well
Summary
Joining a diverse group of visitors at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, Polish-American academic Clements Olin performs research while witnessing personal and political tensions erupting among his fellow participants
Tone
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298041
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matthiessen, Peter
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Concentration camps
  • Family secrets
  • Jewish women
  • Teachers
Target audience
adult
Label
In paradise, Peter Matthiessen
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=SCR_076852&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781925113228-SCR608533-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781925113228
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
In paradise, Peter Matthiessen
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=SCR_076852&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781925113228-SCR608533-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781925113228
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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