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Title Reading Etty Hillesum in context : writings, life, and influences of a visionary author / Klaas Smelik, Gerrit Van Oord, Jurjen Wiersma
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]
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Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. A Short Biography of Etty Hillesum (1914-1943); Klaas A.D. Smelik; The Diaries; 2. To Remember Is to Act; From a Bundle of Notebooks to a Worldwide Publication; Klaas A.D. Smelik; 3. Hineinhorchen and Writing; The Language Use of Etty Hillesum; Marja Clement; War and Persecution; 4. Etty Hillesum's Choice Not to Go into Hiding; Klaas A.D. Smelik; 5. Agency within Nazi Constraints; Etty Hillesum and Her Interpretation of the Jewish Fate; Lotte Bergen; 6. One Ought to Write a Chronicle of Westerbork; Jurjen Wiersma; 7. The Departure
24. Loving-Kindness, Hatred, and Moral IndignationEtty Hillesum and Vladimir Jankélévitch, Ordo amoris; Ronald Commers; 25. A Woman's All-Embracing Search of "the Other"; Etty Hillesum as the Basis of a "Pedagogy of Care and Attention"; Anna Aluffi Pentini; Acknowledgements; Index of Names and Subjects; Index of Citations
A Reconstruction of the Unexpected Deportation of the Hillesum Family From Camp Westerbork on Tuesday, 7 September 1943Gerrit Van Oord; Reading and Writers; 8. "Aesthetic Mirrors"; Etty Hillesum and Rainer Maria Rilke; Meins G.S. Coetsier; 9. "I Keep Being Drawn towards Jung"; Good and Evil in the Work of Etty Hillesum and Carl Gustav Jung; Janny van der Molen; 10. "To Realize That Life Is Truly Simple"; Etty Hillesum and Walther Rathenau; Jurjen Wiersma; Family and Friends; 11. Romance Down by The River IJssel; The First Meeting between Etty Hillesum and Klaas Smelik Senior
Klaas A.D. Smelik12. Etty Hillesum, A Devoted Student of Julius Spier; Alexandra H.M. Nagel; 13. "With You, I Have My Anchorage"; Fifteen Letters From Etty Hillesum to Julius Spier; Alexandra Nagel and Denise de Costa; 14. "Three Times Yes and a Thousand Fold No!"; Julius Spier Writes to Etty Hillesum; Alexandra Nagel and Ria van den Brandt; Reception of Hillesum's Diaries and Letters; 15. Etty Hillesum in Jewish Contexts; Piet Schrijvers; 16. From Separation to Communitas; Etty Hillesum, A Jewish Perspective; Thalia Gur-Klein; 17. The Invincible Hope of Christian de Chergé and Etty Hillesum
Yves Bériault18. Etty Hillesum; Gender, the Modern and the Literature of the Holocaust; Mary Evans; 19. America in The Shade; Etty Hillesum As Mediator Between the Cold War Perspectives on the Holocaust; Hans Krabbendam; 20. Perceptions of Etty Hillesum in Japan; Yukiko Yokohata; 21. Saint, Cyber Phenomenon, Thinker, or Poet; Etty Hillesum in Portugal; Patricia Couto; 22. Bright Orange and Crimson; How a Dutch Dissertation on Etty Hillesum Was Coloured by French Philosophy; Denise de Costa; 23. Ulrich Beck and Etty Hillesum; Klaas A.D. Smelik
Summary The diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum (1914-1943) have a special place among the Jewish-Dutch testimonies of the Shoah, so much so that Etty Hillesum studies has become its own field. This book offers the most important contributions from the past fifteen years of international research into Hillesum?s work and life, studying her ethical, philosophical, spiritual, and literary existential search
Notes Original publication details for individual chapters: pages 501-504
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Hillesum, Etty, 1914-1943.
Holocaust victims -- Netherlands.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands.
Jews -- Netherlands -- Correspondence.
Jews -- Netherlands -- Diaries.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Records and correspondence.
Form Electronic book
Author Oord, Gerrit van, editor
Smelik, K. A. D., 1950- editor
Wiersma, Jurjen, editor
ISBN 9048533422 (electronic bk.)
9789048533428 (electronic bk.)