The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$20.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
10 Local Warehouse Biography- Historical
12 Remote Warehouse Biography- Historical

More copies of this ISBN

Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork

by

Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork Cover

ISBN13: 9780805050875
ISBN10: 0805050876
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

For the first time, Etty Hillesum's diary and letters appear together to give us the fullest possible portrait of this extraordinary woman. In the darkest years of Nazi occupation and genocide, Etty Hillesum remained a celebrant of life whose lucid intelligence, sympathy, and almost impossible gallantry were themselves a form of inner resistance. The adult counterpart to Anne Frank, Hillesum testifies to the possibility of awareness and compassion in the face of the most devastating challenge to one's humanity. She died at Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of twenty-nine.

Etty Hillesum died at Auschwitz in 1943. She was 29.
 
Eva Hoffman is the author of Lost in Translation and Exit into History.

In this contemporary classic, Hillesum's diary and letters are published together to provide the fullest possible portrait of an extraordinary woman. In the darkest years of Nazi occupation and genocide, Hillesum remained a celebrant of life whose intelligence, sympathy, and almost impossible gallantry were themselves acts of inner resistance. Often seen as an adult counterpart to Anne Frank, Hillesum testifies in these pages to the possibility of awareness and compassion in the face of the most devastating challenges to one's humanity. She died at Auschwitz in 1943, aged 29.
 
This edition also includes a foreword by Eva Hoffman.
"[This book is] unsurpassed in Holocaust literature . . . A story of spiritual growth such as I have seldom seen anywhere, written with the interior richness and woven design of a Jamesian novel . . . A marvelous gift."Terrence Des Pres, The New York Times Book Review
 
"A stunning achievement of the human spirit."San Francisco Chronicle
 
"Etty Hillesum's diaries represent the essence of the human spiritthe indomitability of hope."The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
"An unusual book that I read at once with unusual interest: such a tender, sensitive creature."Primo Levi
 
"Etty Hillesum could be a contemporary liberated woman beset by traditional and untraditional perplexities about marriage, career, love, sex . . . She is an exuberant celebrant of life."Marie Syrkin, The New Republic
 
"Remarkable . . . What made life meaningful to Etty was the rare combination of erotic, spiritual, and intellectual passions that made up her 'thinking heart' . . . A truly great book."The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"A marvelous gift." Terence Des Pres

Review:

"Remarkable....What made life meaningful to Etty was the rare combination of erotic, spiritual, and intellectual passion that made up her 'thinking heart.' A truly great book." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Unsurpassed in Holocaust literature." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A story of spiriual growth such as I have seldom seen anywhere, written with the interior richness and woven design of a Jamesian novel....A marvelous gift." Terence Des Pres, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A stunning achievement of the human spirit." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Etty Hillesum's diaries represent the essence of the human spirit — the indomitability of hope." The Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"An unusual book that I read at once with unusual interest: such a tender, sensitive creature." Primo Levi

Review:

"Etty Hillesum could be a contemporary liberated woman beset by traditional and untraditional perplexities about marriage, career, love, sex....She is an exuberant celebrant of life." Marie Syrkin, The New Republic

Synopsis:

For the first time, Etty Hillesum's diary and letters appear together to give us the fullest possible portrait of this extraordinary woman in the midst of World War II. In the darkest years of Nazi occupation and genocide, Etty Hillesum remained a celebrant of life whose lucid intelligence, sympathy, and almost impossible gallantry were themselves a form of inner resistance. The adult counterpart to Anne Frank, Hillesum testifies to the possibility of awareness and compassion in the face of the most devastating challenge to one's humanity. She died at Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of twenty-nine.

About the Author

Etty Hillesum died at Auschwitz in 1943. She was 29.
 
Eva Hoffman is the author of Lost in Translation and Exit into History.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

John Marquez, July 12, 2008 (view all comments by John Marquez)
We read this book in a class I took on mysticism. In the face of Nazi atrocities, Etty embarks on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and discovery of God, a journey of nothing less than radical transformation. She wrestles mightily with questions of suffering and justice. A fragmentary and moving record of a beautiful life.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 3 readers found this comment helpful)
Margaret Shindler, November 18, 2007 (view all comments by Margaret Shindler)
In these times of political corrouption, endless war and diminished social fairness the diaries of a young woman living in Nazi Occupied Holland offer some strange comfort to me. Etty Hillesum held onto hope and light in the midst of the unimagnable. She was able to touch people with genuine love. Her writing shines on the page.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(5 of 7 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805050875
Foreword:
Hoffman, Eva
Introduction:
Hoffman, Eva
Introduction by:
Hoffman, Eva
Introduction:
Hoffman, Eva
Foreword by:
Hoffman, Eva
Foreword:
Hoffman, Eva
Author:
Hillesum, Etty
Author:
Hoffman, Eva
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Netherlands
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Netherlands Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Jews -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Subject:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
SP-520
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.135 in

Other books you might like

  1. At Swim-Two-Birds (Irish Literature) Used Trade Paper $9.50
  2. Triggering Town: Lectures & Essays... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Dream Work
    Used Trade Paper $8.00
  4. Taking Care: Thoughts on... Used Trade Paper $7.00
  5. If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat:... Used Hardcover $9.95
  6. The Techniques of Kiln-formed Glass Used Hardcover $24.00

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust
Religion » Judaism » Holocaust

Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$20.00 In Stock
Product details 400 pages Owl Books (NY) - English 9780805050875 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A marvelous gift."
"Review" by , "Remarkable....What made life meaningful to Etty was the rare combination of erotic, spiritual, and intellectual passion that made up her 'thinking heart.' A truly great book."
"Review" by , "Unsurpassed in Holocaust literature."
"Review" by , "A story of spiriual growth such as I have seldom seen anywhere, written with the interior richness and woven design of a Jamesian novel....A marvelous gift."
"Review" by , "A stunning achievement of the human spirit."
"Review" by , "Etty Hillesum's diaries represent the essence of the human spirit — the indomitability of hope."
"Review" by , "An unusual book that I read at once with unusual interest: such a tender, sensitive creature."
"Review" by , "Etty Hillesum could be a contemporary liberated woman beset by traditional and untraditional perplexities about marriage, career, love, sex....She is an exuberant celebrant of life."
"Synopsis" by ,
For the first time, Etty Hillesum's diary and letters appear together to give us the fullest possible portrait of this extraordinary woman in the midst of World War II. In the darkest years of Nazi occupation and genocide, Etty Hillesum remained a celebrant of life whose lucid intelligence, sympathy, and almost impossible gallantry were themselves a form of inner resistance. The adult counterpart to Anne Frank, Hillesum testifies to the possibility of awareness and compassion in the face of the most devastating challenge to one's humanity. She died at Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of twenty-nine.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.