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Patterson, David 1948-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 245 publications in 2 languages and 16,903 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Fiction  Historical films  Children's films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about David Patterson
 
Most widely held works by David Patterson
Encyclopedia of Holocaust literature by David Patterson( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This encyclopedia presents the lives and works of 128 writers whose contributions lend significant first-generation understanding to the Holocaust. Arranged by author, entries provide a biographical, bibliographical, and critical profile with emphasis on each author's experience with or response to the Holocaust and contributions to the literature. All entries offer a short list of selected works. Included are appendixes listing authors by date, country of birth, and birth name. Two useful bibliographies -- one of primary works arranged by genre and another of book-length studies of Holocaust literature -- are also included. Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries, this encyclopedia brings together representative primary and critical works of Holocaust literature."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003
Confession by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a spiritual crisis, marking a shift of Tolstoy's central focus from the aesthetic to the religious and philosophical
The affirming flame : religion, language, literature by David Patterson( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete black book of Russian Jewry by Ilʹi︠a︡ Ėrenburg( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry is a collection of eyewitness testimonies, letters, diaries, affidavits, and other documents on the activities of the Nazis against Jews in the camps, ghettoes, and towns of Eastern Europe. Arguably, the only apt comparison is to The Gulag Archipelago of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This definitive edition of The Black Book, including for the first time materials omitted from previous editions, is a major addition to the literature on the Holocaust. It will be of particular interest to students, teachers, and scholars of the Holocaust and those interested in the history of Europe."--Jacket
Literature and spirit : essays on Bakhtin and his contemporaries by David Patterson( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""If Bakhtin is right, "" Wayne C. Booth has said, ""a very great deal of what we western critics have spent our time on is mistaken, or trivial, or both."" In Literature and Spirit David Patterson proceeds from the premise that Bakhtin is right. Exploring Bakhtin's notions of spirit, responsibility, and dialogue, Patterson takes his reader from the narrow arena of literary criticism to the larger realm of human living and human loving. True to the spirit of Bakhtin, he draws the Russian into a vibrant dialogue with other thinkers, including Foucault, Berdyaev, Gide, Lacan, Levinas, and Heidegge
The shriek of silence : a phenomenology of the Holocaust novel by David Patterson( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""In the Holocaust novel, silence is always a character, and the word is always its subject matter."" So writes David Patterson in this profound and original study of more than thirty important writers. Contrary to existing views, he argues, the Holocaust novel is not an attempt to depict an unimaginable reality or an ineffable horror. It is, rather, an endeavor to fetch the word from silence and restore it to meaning, to resurrect the human soul, to regenerate the relation between the self and God, the self and other, the self and itself. This book is less a critical study in the usual sense t
When learned men murder : essays on the essence of higher education by David Patterson( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the Wannsee Conference (Berlin, Germany, 1943) where Germany's "learned men" gathered to work out a "final solution" for the Jewish "problem." It addresses the issue of what had gone wrong with the education system when the men attending this conference (who had received its highest degrees) could plan such a massive crime yet see this crime as a great service to human culture. In seven essays the book pursues the relevance of these historical issues to today's colleges and universities. To find out what went wrong, and why, the book sees a relationship between the pursuit of higher education and the humanities--particularly philosophy, literature, and Jewish thought. The essential message is that technological training is not what teaching is about; that teaching is instead the embrace of human life and human sanctity. Educators are urged to remember the importance of literary and philosophical inquiry in general education and resist the over-emphasis on science, technology, and business. Essay titles include: "Implications of the Wannsee Conference for Higher Education"; "The Eclipse of the Highest in Higher Education"; "The Politics of Power at the Core of the Curriculum"; "The Role of the Humanities in Higher Education"; "The Honors Student, the Professor, and the Program in Higher Education"; and "On the Essence of Teaching." (Contains 100 references.) (Ch)
Diary of a superfluous man by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display. TABLE OF CONTENTS:The Diary of a Superfluous ManA Tour in the Forest Yakov PasinkovAndrei KolosovA Correspondence
Exile : the sense of alienation in modern Russian letters by David Patterson( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a human community rests on common experience. Yet in modem life there is an experience common to all that threatens the very basis of community -- the experience of exile. No one in the modem world has been spared the encounter with homelessness. Refugees and fugitives, the disillusioned and disenfranchised grow in number every day. Why does it happen? What does it mean? And how are we implicated?David Patterson responds to these and related questions by examining exile, a primary motif in Russian thought over the last century and a half. By ""exile"" he means not only a form of pu
Winter notes on summer impressions by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1862, Dostoevsky left Petersburg on his first excursion to Western Europe. Ostensibly making the trip to consult Western specialists about his epilepsy, Dostoevsky also wished to see firsthand the source of the Western ideas he believed were corrupting Russia. Over the course of his journey he visited a number of major cities, including Berlin, Paris, London, Florence, Milan, and Vienna. He recorded his impressions of everything he saw, and published them as "Winter Notes on Summer Impressions" in 1863
Emil L. Fackenheim : a Jewish philosopher's response to the Holocaust by David Patterson( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun turned to darkness : memory and recovery in the Holocaust memoir by David Patterson( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That memory, he argues, serves three purposes for Jews struggling to recover after the Holocaust. First, a recovery of tradition: Not only was the body of Israel targeted for destruction, but also its very soul, as that soul was defined by God, Torah, and sacred history. Second, a recovery from an illness: These Jews suffer from the illness of indifference that plagued heaven and earth throughout the event. Third, these memoirs reveal the open-ended nature of recovery as a process that has no resolution: The survivors emerge from the camps, but the camps stay with the survivors and cast their shadow over the world. Readers are transformed into witnesses who face a never-ending process of remembrance, for the sacred, in spite of indifference
Along the edge of annihilation : the collapse and recovery of life in the Holocaust diary by David Patterson( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on more than fifty diaries of Jewish Holocaust victims of all ages, written while the events described were actually taking place". -- Jacket
Open wounds : the crisis of Jewish thought in the aftermath of Auschwitz by David Patterson( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Italian and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire in the ashes : God, evil, and the Holocaust by David Patterson( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A genealogy of evil : anti-semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad by David Patterson( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on extensive scrutiny of primary sources from Nazi and Jihadist ideologues, David Patterson argues that Jihadist antisemitism stems from Nazi ideology. This book challenges the idea that Jihadist antisemitism has medieval roots, identifying its distinctively modern characteristics and tracing interconnections that link the Nazis to the Muslim Brotherhood to the PLO, Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, the Sudan, the Iranian Islamic Republic, and other groups with an antisemitic worldview. Based on his close reading of numerous Jihadist texts, Patterson critiques their antisemitic teachings and affirms the importance of Jewish teaching, concluding that humanity needs the very Jewish teaching and testimony that the Jihadists advocate destroying"--Résumé de l'éditeur
After-words : post-Holocaust struggles with forgiveness, reconciliation, justice by John K Roth( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing in a format that creates the feel of dialogue, the nine contributors to After-Words tackle difficult questions about the nature of memory and forgiveness after the Holocaust. This book - created out of shared concerns about forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice, and out of a desire to investigate differences and disagreements between religious traditions and philosophical perspectives - represents an effort to spark meaningful dialogue between Jews and Christians and to encourage others to participate in similar inter- and intrafaith inquiries."--Jacket
The secret garden by Agnieszka Holland( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden
Genocide in Jewish thought by David Patterson( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the topics explored in this book are ways of viewing the soul, the relation between body and soul, environmentalist thought, the phenomenon of torture, and the philosophical and theological warrants for genocide. Presenting an analysis of abstract modes of thought that have contributed to genocide, the book argues that a Jewish model of concrete thinking may inform our understanding of the abstractions that can lead to genocide. Its aim is to draw upon distinctively Jewish categories of thought to demonstrate how the conceptual defacing of the other human being serves to promote the murder of peoples, and to suggest a way of thinking that might help prevent genocide"--
Pilgrimage of a proselyte : from Auschwitz to Jerusalem by David Patterson( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After converting to Judaism, Patterson made a pilgrimage to Auschwitz, Treblinka and Jerusalem
 
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Encyclopedia of Holocaust literature
Alternative Names
Patterson, David Alan

Patterson David Alan 1948-....

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ConfessionThe complete black book of Russian JewryLiterature and spirit : essays on Bakhtin and his contemporariesThe shriek of silence : a phenomenology of the Holocaust novelDiary of a superfluous manExile : the sense of alienation in modern Russian lettersWinter notes on summer impressionsEmil L. Fackenheim : a Jewish philosopher's response to the Holocaust