Victor Klemperer’s I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years 1942-45. He survives. The diary is gripping reading. He wrote practically every day and gave the pages to a trusted friend. At the end you get all the daily humiliations, the constant shuffling from hope to despair. The friends who are shipped away, never to return. And the constant rumors. Would it be any different in the Internet age? A New York Times review is here. Most complicated.
Blogs I Follow
- Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea is a readable dystopia that really pushes the reader to think hard
- Enjoyed Cynthia Ozick’s story “The Coast of New Zealand” in The New Yorker
- Boneland by Alan Garner
- Encadrement du responsable du centre multimédia de Houndé (CMH) sur les techniques de rédaction des livres pour enfants
- Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
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