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
- Looking forward to reading some new Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
- “Novels are machines for falsely generating belief”… essay on fiction, by Zadie Smith in The New York Review of Books
- The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler
- Fiasco, by Thomas Ricks
- Adam and Allison Grant rewrite children’s books and much fiction: “Noble deed doers, you should first lecture the victims and help them help themselves more otherwise you are an enabler…”
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