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Worst… Book Title… Ever

By Daniel Treiman

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Wondering what the book’s about? Fortunately, there’s this informative back-cover testimonial from Stanford literature professor Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht:

Reading the texts of a culture that could only achieve its Germanness by being so utterly Jewish, along the lines of the 20th-century’s terminal mass migrations, Todd Presner’s book opens our 21st-century eyes to a new way to narrate — and to be obsessed with — the Holocaust, i.e. that which will never be arrested in concepts because it forever exceeds our conventional thought and imagination.

Thanks for clarifying, Prof. Gumbrecht!


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John Felstiner Thu. Jul 5, 2007

I haven't yet seen the contents of the book, but knowing its author's work and his serious intelligence, I would suggest that the Forward editor who contrived this device look carefully into such a book, and consult with other editors, before issuing a damaging public slur.

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