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Langer, Lawrence L.

Works: 137 works in 289 publications in 4 languages and 15,796 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Biography  Personal narratives‡vFrench  History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Illustrator
Classifications: D804.3, 940.5318
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lawrence L Langer
Holocaust testimonies : the ruins of memory by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 2,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the unique ways in which oral testimony of survivors contributes to our understanding of the Holocaust; sheds light on the forms and functions of memory as victims relive devastating experiences of pain, humiliation, and loss
Admitting the Holocaust : collected essays by Lawrence L Langer( )

28 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 2,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the ways in which the Holocaust is portrayed in the arts and history, maintaining that the language used to describe the Holocaust affects society's ability to confront the atrocity
Preempting the Holocaust by Lawrence L Langer( )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lawrence L. Langer, perhaps the most important literary critic of the Holocaust, here explores the use of Holocaust themes in literature, memoirs, film, and painting." "Langer focuses his attention on a variety of controversial issues: the attempt of a number of commentators to appropriate the subject of the Holocaust for private moral agendas; the ordeal of women in the concentration camps; the conflicting claims of individual and community survival in the Kovno ghetto; the current tendency to conflate the Holocaust with other modern atrocities, thereby blurring the distinctive features of each; and the sporadic impulse to shift the emphasis from the crime, the criminals, and the victimized to the question of forgiveness and the need for healing. He concludes with some reflections on the challenge of teaching the Holocaust to generations of students who know less and less of its history but continue to manifest an eager curiosity about its human impact and psychological roots."--Jacket
The holocaust and the literary imagination by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incluces bibliographical references and index
Art from the ashes : a Holocaust anthology by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prose, poetry, and plays on life in German concentration camps during World War II. The collection includes works by writers who were themselves prisoners. With illustrations
The age of atrocity : death in modern literature by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using and abusing the Holocaust by Lawrence L Langer( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All of the essays in Using and Abusing the Holocaust consider Holocaust-related issues, but many of them are also concerned with a problem that affects consciousness in the modern era: how to go on living fruitfully amidst almost daily announcements of unnatural or violent death. Several examine reasons for the exaggerated importance still given to Anne Frank's Diary as a Holocaust narrative, for the uncritical acclaim awarded Binjamin Wilkomirski's fake memoir, Fragments, and for the different approaches to "justice" adopted following the Holocaust and the collapse of the apartheid regime in South Africa."--Jacket
Auschwitz and after by Charlotte Delbo( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delbo was arrested in 1942 for anti-German activity, and was one of 230 Frenchwomen sent to Auschwitz in January 1943. Only 49 survived
Versions of survival : the Holocaust and the human spirit by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes of Jewish experience by Samuel Bak( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a different light : the book of genesis in the art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With In A Different Light, Samuel Bak examines concepts such as creation, cruelty, mortality, morality and accusation. These paintings are a struggle to understand, explain and rebuild. Subjects include: scriptual stories of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their various encounters with their Creator, humankind's passage through Time and its changing role in existence, tikkun hao'lam - the enormous task of repairing the world, and Michelangelo's Creation of Adam, at whose center God's and Adam's pointing fingers almost touch." "In A Different Light reproduces in full color this remarkable new series of 55 drawings and paintings by Samuel Bak. Lawrence Langer develops our understanding of rich and complicated stories and the extraordinary artistic and personal vision by which they are interpreted."--BOOK JACKET
The game continues : chess in the art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The paintings of The Game Continues provide stimulating commentary on the richness and the limits of metaphor in art. Samuel Bak's provocative chess-inspired landscapes illuminate the waste of war in a profaned world, and its impact on the human spirit. Peopled by pawns and knights, rooks and bishops, kings and queens, Bak's vision of conflict from the ancient to the modern era deflates romantic notions of heroic combat. His shattered chessboards rise dramatically out of a barren terrain, recording a decline in human majesty even as he invites us to reconstrue more fruitful imaginings." "The Game Continues reproduces in full color a new series of 52 chess paintings by Bak. Holocaust scholar Lawrence L. Langer guides and enriches our understanding of this unusual artist's complex vision."--Jacket
New perceptions of old appearances in the art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Vilna in the art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Holocaust art of Samuel Bak, who escaped the nightmare of history that consumed his family and the rest of Vilna Jewry during World War II
Witnessing unbound : Holocaust representation and the origins of memory by Henri Lustiger-Thaler( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primary witnessing, in its original forms--from survivor and bystander testimonies, to memoirs and diaries--inform our cultural understanding of the multiple experiences of the Holocaust. Henri Lustiger Thaler and Habbo Knoch look at many of these expressions of primary witnessing in Witnessing Unbound: Holocaust Representation and the Origins of Memory, which is particularly relevant today with the hastening decline of the Holocaust survivor demographic and the cultural spaces for representation it leaves in its wake, in addition to the inevitable and cyclical search for generational relevancy, siphoned through acts of memory. The essays in Witnessing Unbound are written by some of the leading figures on the theme of witnessing as well as scholars exploring new primary sources of knowledge about the Holocaust and genocide. These include a focus on the victims: the perished and survivors whose discursive worlds are captured in testimonies, diaries, and memoirs; the witnessing of peasant bystanders to the terror; historical religious writing by rabbis during and after the war as a proto memoir for destroyed communities, and the archive as a solitary witness, a constructed memory in the aftermath of a genocide. The experiences showcased and analyzed within this memorializing focus introduce previously unknown voices, and end with reflections on the Belzec Memorial and Museum. One survivor moves hearts with the simple insight, "I died in Auschwitz, but no one knows [sees] it." In counterpoint is a court case with SS General Karl Wolff, who has conveniently forgotten his crimes during the Holocaust. Original experience and its reimagination within contemporary frameworks make sense of an event that continues to adapt and change metaphorically and globally. As one of the contributors writes: "In my mind, the 'era of the witness' begins when the historical narrative consists of first-person accounts." Witnessing Unbound augers in the near completion of that defining era, by introducing a collection of diverse reflections and mediations on witnessing and memory. A must-read for the further understanding of the Holocaust, its cruel reality, and its afterdeath. --
Adam & Eve in the Art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From generation to generation : paintings by Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Bak's recent collection considers the hidden dialogue of generations, with the secret entanglement of different ages. It is indeed a playful cycle, whose playfulness, and even parody, becomes apparent to the beholder literate in Jewish memory and religious imagination. Bak's images are replete with allusions, citations, intimate references, playing with themes that are as intuitive as they are rooted in Jewish learning and tradition. In his illuminating essay, Lawrence Langer reminds us that Bak thinks of his work as 'learned paintings' disclosing themselves, like sacred texts, in layers of meaning corresponding to the layers of learning. Langer beautifully unravels some of their themes, taking us through the worlds of Torah and Chassidism, to the 'elsewhere' of the modern age
Samuel Bak : in the presence of figures : recent paintings by Samuel Bak( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icons of loss : the art of Samuel Bak by Lawrence L Langer( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Bak retroskektive,1946-1997 : ausstellung im Panorama museum Bad Frankenhausen, 13. Juni bis 6. Septembr 1998 by Samuel Bak( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Admitting the Holocaust : collected essays
Admitting the Holocaust : collected essaysPreempting the HolocaustThe holocaust and the literary imaginationArt from the ashes : a Holocaust anthologyUsing and abusing the HolocaustAuschwitz and afterLandscapes of Jewish experienceIn a different light : the book of genesis in the art of Samuel Bak
Alternative Names
Langer, Lawrence.

ランガー, ローレンス

English (159)

Polish (3)

Japanese (2)

German (1)