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Bitburg in Moral and Political Perspective

Bitburg in Moral and Political Perspective( )
Editor: Hartman, Geoffrey H.
ISBN:978-0-253-20383-0
Publication Date:Aug 2000
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $3.95
Book Description:

A routine diplomatic visit to the cemetery at Bitburg in May of 1985 turned out to be the most volatile political event of the year. What did Bitburg reveal? Why did it become such an issue? This book helps us to understand these issues.

Book Details
Pages:284
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / International Relations / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.19 x 9.24 x 0.84 Inches
Author Biography
(Editor)
Geoffrey H. Hartman was born in Frankfurt, Germany on August 11, 1929. In 1939, he was among the Jewish children evacuated from Nazi Germany as part of a Kindertransport. He spent the war years in England. After the war, he joined his mother in New York. He received a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Queens College in 1949 and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Yale University in 1953. He taught English and comparative literature at the University of Iowa, Cornell University, and Yale University.

He was a literary critic whose work took in the Romantic poets, Judaic sacred texts, Holocaust studies, deconstruction and the workings of memory. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including Wordsworth's Poetry, 1787-1814; Criticism in the Wilderness: The Study of Literature Today; Saving the Text: Literature, Derrida, Philosophy; Minor Prophecies: The Literary Essay in the Culture Wars; The Longest Shadow: In the Aftermath of the Holocaust; Scars of the Spirit: The Struggle Against Inauthenticity; and A Scholar's Tale: Intellectual Journey of a Displaced Child of Europe. He received the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in 2006 for The Geoffrey Hartman Reader. He died on March 14, 2016 at the age of 86.

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