On Robert Antelme's the Human Race: Essays and Commentary, by Dobbels, Daniel
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- ISBN: 9780810160644 | 0810160641
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/1/2003
With The Human Race, Robert Antelme set out to do what seemed unfathomable -- to describe not only his experience in the concentration camps but also the humanity of his captors. His extraordinary accomplishment and its effect on French life and literature find eloquent expression in this collection. Essays by Antelme appear alongside appreciations of The Human Race by authors ranging from Georges Perec to Maurice Blanchot and Sarah Kofman. Together with personal recollections of Antelme and interviews with, among others, Marguerite Duras and Francois Mitterrand, these reflections, reminiscences, and testimonials pose, in subtle and suggestive variations, the question Antelme raised to an unprecedented level of sobriety, simplicity, and openness: Who is the Other? Book jacket.