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The Resource My body in nine parts : with three supplements & illustrations, Raymond Federman ; photographs by Steve Murez

My body in nine parts : with three supplements & illustrations, Raymond Federman ; photographs by Steve Murez

Label
My body in nine parts : with three supplements & illustrations
Title
My body in nine parts
Title remainder
with three supplements & illustrations
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Federman ; photographs by Steve Murez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"SHHH tells the incredible story of Raymond Federman's escape from the round-up of French Jews in Paris in 1942, during the Holocaust. As French police came up the stairs to the family's apartment, Federman's mother said, "Shhh," and pushed the then-14 year-old boy into a closet. The other members of his family, his father, mother, and two sisters, perished in Auschwitz. But no story by Federman has ever been simply told, and SHHH is no exception. Defying conventions of both the memoir and the novel, Federman tells stories of his childhood that may or may not be true, but can never simply be called false, either. The result is a complex and masterful work by a writer whose final works may be his best - an author who, while too avant-garde for the tastes of American publishers, is considered a major writer in Germany, France, and elsewhere in the world, and has had a small but dedicated following in the US for more than three decades. "In Chut, Federman tells the final chapter of the biography he has been recalling for some forty years. The original 'shhh' of his mother as she pushed him into the closet. To the question 'why me?' he still doesn't have an answer, but he dedicates the book to this person who saved him. And he tries to rebuild his childhood with blocks of words. This childhood is inevitably full of holes - not only because he doesn't remember it entirely, but also because he makes digressive lists of things to remember and then forgets things off them. He makes lists, promises to tell other stories later, doesn't tell them but then benefits from the non-telling to make a poem. In short, full-blown 'Federmanism.' With contempt for chronology, he describes a childhood without beginning or end." - Le Monde (Paris), July 11, 2008, in a review of Chut, the French version of the text Federman has "transacted" into English as SHHH."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Federman, Raymond
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.E25
LC item number
M9 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body
  • Jews
  • Jewish refugees
  • Jewish families
  • Jewish authors
  • Authorship
Label
My body in nine parts : with three supplements & illustrations, Raymond Federman ; photographs by Steve Murez
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57752375
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9780970316547
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005003793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780970316547
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
My body in nine parts : with three supplements & illustrations, Raymond Federman ; photographs by Steve Murez
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57752375
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9780970316547
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005003793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780970316547
Other physical details
illustrations

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