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Lang, Berel

Overview
Works: 78 works in 327 publications in 4 languages and 15,363 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Annotator, Author of introduction
Classifications: D804.3, 940.5318
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Berel Lang
The Concept of style by Berel Lang( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism and art; writings in aesthetics and criticism by Berel Lang( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act and idea in the Nazi genocide by Berel Lang( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is an analysis of the ideology, causal patterns, and means employed in the Nazi genocide against the Jews. It argues that the events of the genocide compel reconsideration of such moral concepts as individual and group responsibility, the role of knowledge in ethical decisions, and the conditions governing the relation between guilt and forgiveness. It shows how the moral implications of genocide extend to linguistic and artistic presentations of the Nazi extermination of the Jews
Heidegger's silence by Berel Lang( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Czech and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In What Is Called Thinking? Martin Heidegger wrote, "Man speaks by being silent." Berel Lang shows in this penetrating book how Heidegger's own silence on the "Jewish Question"--How (or if) the Jews were to live among the nations - constituted a deliberate and direct "speaking." The significance of the Jewish Question which gained currency in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was radically altered by the Holocaust. Lang argues, however, that Heidegger's post-Holocaust silence had its grounds in his earlier silence on the Jewish Question - itself based on the conceptual and historical role Heidegger ascribed to the Volk, in particular to the German Volk. Heidegger's enduring silence, Lang concludes, was thus more than an expression of prejudice or of public rhetoric. As an element of his philosophical position, it remains a necessary consideration in understanding and assessing Heidegger as thinker. In this way, Heidegger's silence still speaks
Writing and the Holocaust by Berel Lang( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several prominent writers reflect on the degree to which the atrocities of the Holocaust have affected contemporary writing on the subject. a very extensive and well documented historiographical and literary analysis
The future of the Holocaust : between history and memory by Berel Lang( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holocaust representation : art within the limits of history and ethics by Berel Lang( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berel Lang addresses the relations between ethics and art in the context of contemporary discussions of the Holocaust. Are certain aesthetic means or genres "out of bounds" for the Holocaust? To what extent should artists be constrained by the "actuality" of history - and is the Holocaust unique in raising these problems of representation?"--Jacket
Writing and the moral self by Berel Lang( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work analyzes the relation between writing and ethics in a number of important social contexts - in politics, as language discloses its connections to the institutions of totalitarianism and democracy; in the university; in social life; and in everyday writings, such as journalism
Art & inquiry by Berel Lang( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primo Levi : the matter of a life by Berel Lang( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, twenty-four-year-old Primo Levi had just begun a career in chemistry when, after joining a partisan group, he was captured by the Italian Fascist Militia and deported to Auschwitz. Of the 650 Italian Jews in his transport, he was one of only 24 who survived the eleven months before the camp's liberation. Upon returning to his native Turin, Levi resumed work as a chemist and was employed for thirty years by a company specializing in paints and other chemical coatings. Yet soon after his return to Turin, he also began writing and it is for this work that he has won international recognition. His first book, This Is a Man, issued in 1947 after great difficulty in finding a publisher, remains a landmark document of the 20th century. Berel Lang's groundbreaking biography shines new light on Levi's role as a major intellectual and literary figure - an important Holocaust writer and witness but also an innovative moral thinker in whom his two roles as chemist and writer converged, providing the "matter" of his life
Post-Holocaust : interpretation, misinterpretation, and the claims of history by Berel Lang( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosopher addresses conceptual and ethical questions that arise from historical accounts of the Holocaust
The Holocaust : a reader by Simone Gigliotti( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is divided into six chronological sections and thematic subsections that deal with current debates about the origins, implementation, and postwar interpretation of the Holocaust. Included throughout are oral histories and testimonies of both victims and perpetrators, from Jewish council leaders, to ghetto and concentration camp victims, to SS officials and German soldiers, which bring to light how underlying historical attitudes and policies evolved
The anatomy of philosophical style : literary philosophy and the philosophy of literature by Berel Lang( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical style : an anthology about the writing and reading of philosophy( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the art of writing : studies in philosophical and literary style by Berel Lang( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and racism in theory and practice( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of art( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical witnessing : the Holocaust as presence by Berel Lang( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical witnessing: -- and only I have survived to tell you -- Truth at risk and the Holocaust's response -- Evil and understanding: a Holocaust dilemma -- Jaspers' Die Schuldfrage : a presence early and late -- Holocaust-representation in the genre of silence -- Representation and misrepresentation: on or about the Holocaust -- Applied ethics, post-Holocaust -- The Jewish declaration of war against the Nazis -- From the Holocaust to group rights: minorities in a majority world -- Metaphysical racism (or: biological warfare by other means) -- Hyphenated-Jews and the anxiety of identity -- Reconciliation: not forgiveness, not revenge, perhaps not even justice -- Afterword: wound and scar
Mind's bodies : thought in the act by Berel Lang( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind's Bodies: Thought in the Act both marks and subverts the boundaries between philosophy and literature. On the analogy of the body-mind relation, Lang argues for the textual character of philosophical writing, addressing as grounds for that claim topics in aesthetics, criticism, ethics and social theory, and epistemology
Genocide : the act as idea by Berel Lang( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berel Lang's Genocide: The Act as Idea analyzes and defends the distinctiveness of the concept of genocide as a notable advance in the history of moral and political thinking and practice
 
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Act and idea in the Nazi genocide
Alternative Names
Lang, Beryl

Lang, Beryl 1933-

לאנג, ברל 1933-

לנג, ברל 1933-

Languages
English (226)

Czech (4)

Polish (3)

Hebrew (2)

Covers
Heidegger's silenceThe future of the Holocaust : between history and memoryHolocaust representation : art within the limits of history and ethicsPost-Holocaust : interpretation, misinterpretation, and the claims of historyThe Holocaust : a readerRace and racism in theory and practicePhilosophical witnessing : the Holocaust as presence