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Brenner, Rachel Feldhay 1946-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 96 publications in 4 languages and 3,299 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Personal narratives  Diaries  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Rachel Feldhay Brenner
Inextricably bonded : Israeli Arab and Jewish writers re-visioning culture by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the tragic reality of the continuing Israeli-Arab conflict and deep-rooted beliefs that the chasm between Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs is unbridgeable, this book affirms the bonds between the two communities. Rachel Feldhay Brenner demonstrates that the literatures of both ethnic groups defy the ideologies that have obstructed dialogue between the two peoples. Brenner argues that literary critics have ignored the variety and the dissent in the novels of both Arab and Jewish writers in Israel, giving them interpretations that embrace the politics of exclusion and conform with Zionist ideology. Brenner offers insightful new readings that compare fiction by Jewish writers Amos Oz, A.B. Yehoshua, David Grossman, and others with fiction written in Hebrew by such Arab-Israeli writers as Atallah Mansour, Emile Habiby, and Anton Shammas. This parallel analysis highlights the moral and psychological dilemmas faced by both the Jewish victors and the Arab vanquished, and Brenner suggests that the hope for release from the historical trauma lieson both sidesin reaching an understanding with and of the adversary. Drawing upon the theories of Walter Benjamin, Jacques Lacan, Sigmund Freud, Emanuel Levinas, and others, Inextricably Bondedis an innovative and illuminating examination of literary dissent from dominant ideology
Writing as resistance : four women confronting the Holocaust : Edith Stein, Simone Weil, Anne Frank, Etty Hillesum by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this account of the life, work, and ethics of four Jewish women intellectuals in the world of the Holocaust, Rachel Feldhay Brenner explores the ways in which these women sought to maintain their faith in humanity while aware of intensifying destruction. She argues that through their written responses of autobiographical self-assertion Edith Stein, Simone Weil, Anne Frank, and Etty Hillesum resisted the Nazi terror in ways that defy its horrifying dehumanization. Personal identity crises engendered the intellectual-spiritual acts of autobiographical self-searching for each of these women. About to become a nun in 1933, Edith Stein embarked on her autobiography as a daughter of a Jewish family. Fleeing France and deportation in 1942, Simone Weil examined her inner struggle with faith and the Church in her "Spiritual Autobiography." Hiding for more than two years in the attic, Anne Frank confided in her diary about her efforts to become a better person. Having volunteered as a social worker in Westerbork, Etty Hillesum searched her soul for love in the reality of terror. In each case, autobiographical writing becomes an act of defiance that asserts humanity in a dehumanized/dehumanizing world. --From publisher's description
The ethics of witnessing : the Holocaust in Polish writers' diaries from Warsaw, 1939-1945 by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ethics of Witnessing investigates the reactions of five important Polish diaristswriters--Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, Maria Dąbrowska, Aurelia Wyleżyńska, ZofiaNałkowska, and Stanisław Rembek--during the period when the Nazis persecuted and murdered Warsaw's Jewish population. The responses to the Holocaust of these prominent prewar authors extended from insistence on empathic interaction with victims to resentful detachment from Jewish suffering. Whereas some defied the dehumanization of the Jews and endeavored to maintain intersubjective relationships with the victims they attempted to rescue, others selfdeceptively evaded the Jewish plight. The Ethics of Witnessing examines the extent to which ideologies of humanism and nationalism informed the diarists' perceptions, proposing that the reality of the Final Solution exposed the limits of both orientations and ultimately destroyed the ethical landscape shaped by the Enlightenment tradition, which promised the equality and fellowship of all human beings
A.M. Klein, the father of Canadian Jewish literature : essays in the poetics of humanistic passion by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the works of Canadian Jewish poet A.M. Klein (1909-1972) written in the late 1920s-early 1950s, reading them as a combative poetic response to history. Klein's early poetry in "Hath Not a Jew, " composed against the background of the rise of antisemitism in Europe and in Montreal, his hometown, reveals his deep identification with Jewish tradition and his disillusionment with the humanist inability to confront Nazism. Deeply affected by news of the Holocaust, he wrote his mock epic "The Hitleriad" in 1942, in which he presented Hitler's ugliness, mediocrity, and meanness of spirit. This seems an attempt to demystify Hitler, paralleled perhaps by Arendt's concept of the banality of evil. "The Rocking Chair, " a collection of poems, and the novel "The Second Scroll" represent Klein's attempt to come to terms with the post-Holocaust world. Ch. 4 (pp. 61-80), "The Hitleriad: Against the Silence of the Apocalypse, " appeared in "Studies in American Jewish Literature" 9 (1990)
Assimilation and assertion : the response to the Holocaust in Mordecai Richler's writings by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the subjects antisemitism and the Holocaust in Richler's works. The tension between Jew and Gentile is a constant theme, giving the perspectives of both sides. States Richler's belief that antisemitism is used today by Jews and Gentiles as an instrument for political power. Describes Richler's own experiences of antisemitism, the profound effect of the Holocaust on his consciousness, and the place of Israel in the post-Holocaust world. Points out his parody of antisemitism through role reversal, where the Jew becomes the aggressor. Compares Richler's work to that of other contemporary Canadian Jewish writers
Polish literature and the Holocaust : eyewitness testimonies, 1942-1947 by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this pathbreaking study of responses to the Holocaust in wartime and postwar Polish literature, Rachel Feldhay Brenner explores seven writers' compulsive need to share their traumatic experience of witness with the world. The Holocaust put the ideological convictions of Kornel Filipowicz, Józef Mackiewicz, Tadeusz Borowski, Zofia Kossak, Leopold Buczkowski, Jerzy Andrzejewski, and Stefan Otwinowski to the ultimate test. Tragically, witnessing the horror of the Holocaust implied complicity with the perpetrator and produced an existential crisis that these writers, who were all exempted from the genocide thanks to their non-Jewish identities, struggled to resolve in literary form. Polish Literature and the Holocaust: Eyewitness Testimonies,1942-1947 is a particularly timely book in view of the continuing debates about the attitudes of Poles toward the Jews during the war. The literary voices from the past that Brenner examines posit questions that are as pertinent now as they were then. And so, while this book speaks to readers who are interested in literary responses to the Holocaust, it also illuminates the universal issue of the responsibility of witnesses toward the victims of any atrocity--Provided by publisher
ha-Ḥofesh li-yetsor : ha-omanit ṿeha-ʻolam bi-yetsiratah shel Rut Almog by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Hebrew and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resistencia ante el holocausto : Edith Stein, Simone Weil, Ana Frank y Etty Hillesum by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formative influence of the Holocaust in the writings of Mordecai Richler by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf : a comparison of their concepts of the novel by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatura polska i hebrajska a tożsamość narodowa by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( )

1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zawiera rec. książki: Polish and Hebrew literature and national identity. - Warsaw, 2010
Polka-Katoliczka and the Holocaust : the enigma of Zofia Kossak by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( )

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

Inextricably Bonded: Israeli Arab and Jewish Writers Re-visioning Culture (Studies on Israel) by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The anatomy of rescue : the wartime diary of Aurelia Wyleżyńska, 1939-1944 by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A.M. Klein, the father of Canadian Jewish literature : essays in the poetics of humanistic politics by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inextricably bonded : Israeli, Arab, and Jewish writers re-visioning culture Rachel Feldhay Brenner by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zionism in literature
Ideology and its ethics : Maria Dabrowska's Jewish (and Polish) problem by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( )

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

Zofia Nałkowska : milczenie i słowo w relacji świadka holokaustu by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zakres i treść: Dziennik (jak wyobrazić niewyobrażalne), Medaliony (w stronę ocalenia ludzkich wartości)
A.M. Klein, the father of Canadian Jewish literature : essays in the poetics of humanistic politics by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women confronting the Holocaust : Edith Stein, Simone Weil and Anne Frank by Rachel Feldhay Brenner( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Brener, Raḥel Feldḥay 1946-

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Brenner, Rachel F.

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Feldhay Brenner, Rachel

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ברנר, רחל פלדחי

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