Rue Ordener Rue Labat

Rue Ordener  Rue Labat

The author, a prominent French philosopher, writes of life under the German occupation

Author: Sarah Kofman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803277806

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 85

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The author, a prominent French philosopher, writes of life under the German occupation
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Rue Ordener Rue Labat

Rue Ordener  Rue Labat

TRANSLATOR'S INTRODUCTION Rue Ordener , Rue Labat turned out to be Sarah Kofman's next - to - last work . She was not quite sixty years old when she wrote it . Professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne , author of more than twenty books ...

Author: Sarah Kofman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803227310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 85

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The author, a prominent French philosopher, writes of life under the German occupation
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Writing Wounds

Writing Wounds

Rue Ordener , rue Labat : The Missing Father and the Two Mothers Rue Ordener , rue Labat tells the story of Kofman's childhood in Paris during the Occupation , when she and her mother were hidden in a Gentile house on the rue Labat to ...

Author: Kathryn Robson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042019212

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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Wounds rethinks the relation between trauma memory and narrative through readings of key fictional, autobiographical and "autofictional" texts by recent French women writers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Revisioning French Culture

Revisioning French Culture

accolées, se penchent avec un 'bienheureux sourire' sur l'Enfant Jésus quijoue avec saint Jean-Baptiste.7 Far from having two mothers smiling at her, in Rue Ordener, rue Labat, Kofman accuses mémé of, willingly or unwillingly, ...

Author: Andrew Sobanet

Publisher: Studies in Modern and Contemporary France

ISBN: 9781789620207

Category:

Page: 320

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Revisioning French Culture brings together a striking group of leading intellectuals and scholars to explore new avenues of research in French and Francophone Studies. Covering the medieval period through the twenty-first century, this volume presents investigations into a vast array of subjects. Revisioning French Culture grapples with topics vital to the contemporary cultural landscape, including universalism, globalization, the idea of Francophonie, and religious and secular identity. This essay collection furthermore transcends and illuminates the contemporary by delving into matters that have long resonated in the humanities and letters, such as death, war, trauma, power and politics, notions of the truth, conceptions of the self, and modes of reading and writing. With contributions by a number of figures known across the humanities and the social sciences, Revisioning French Culture explores the foundations of the French and Francophone world, providing cultural, political, and historical context for the crisis facing democracy and liberalism around the world today. These essays were assembled in honor of Lawrence D. Kritzman, whose writing and editorial work in French studies inspired the wide-ranging themes examined here.
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Different Horrors Same Hell

Different Horrors  Same Hell

Sarah Kofman, Rue Ordener, Rue Labat, trans. Ann Smock (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996), 10. In the autobiographical fragment entitled “Damned Food,” Kofman writes, “Put in a real double bind, I could no longer swallow ...

Author: Myrna Goldenberg

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295804576

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 994

Different Horrors, Same Hell brings together a variety of essays demonstrating the breadth of contributions that feminist theory and gender analysis make to the study of the Holocaust. The collection provides new perspectives on central works of Holocaust scholarship and representation, from the books of Hannah Arendt and Ruth Kl�ger to films such as Claude Lanzmann's Shoah and Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List. Interviews with survivors and their descendants draw new attention to the significance of women's roles and family structures during and in the aftermath of the Holocaust, and interviews and archival research reveal the undercurrents of sexual violence within the Final Solution. As Doris Bergen shows in the book's first chapter, the focus on women's and gender issues in this collection "complicates familiar and outworn categories, and humanizes the past in powerful ways."
Categories: History

Family Values

Family Values

Toward the end of Rue Ordener; Rue Labat, Kofman compares her relationship to her mother and mémé, her two mothers, to two works of art: a da Vinci painting and a Hitchcock film. Da Vinci's painting Carton de Londres depicts the infant ...

Author: Kelly Oliver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317958970

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Family Values shows how the various contradictions at the heart of Western conceptions of maternity and paternity problematize our relationships with ourselves and with others. Using philosophical texts, psychoanalytic theory, studies in biology and popular culture, Kelly Oliver challenges our traditional concepts of maternity which are associated with nature, and our conceptions of paternity which are embedded in culture. Oliver's intervention calls into question the traditional image of the oppositional relationship between nature and culture, maternal and paternal. Family Values also undercuts recent returns to the rhetoric of a "battle between the sexes" by analyzing the conceptual basis of these descriptions in biological research and the presuppositions of such suggestions in philosophy and psychoanalysis. By developing a reconception of maternity and paternity, Family Values offers hope for peace in the battle of the sexes.
Categories: Philosophy

Trauma Culture

Trauma Culture

SARAH KOFMAN's RUE ORDENER , RUE LABAT Sarah Kofman , younger than Duras but living in Paris during the same years as Duras , surely knew Duras and certainly knew her work as well as that of Duras's husband , Robert Antelme ...

Author: E. Ann Kaplan

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813535913

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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In Trauma Culture, E. Ann Kaplan explores the relationship between the impact of trauma on individuals and on entire cultures and nations. Arguing that humans possess a need to draw meaning from personal experience and to communicate what happens to others, she examines the forms that are used to bridge the experience.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Columbia History of Twentieth century French Thought

The Columbia History of Twentieth century French Thought

Rue Ordener , rue Labat , an autobiographical text published a few months before her own death , opens with Kofman contemplating her father's fountain pen , which she still kept on her desk , though it was by then long out of commission ...

Author: Lawrence D. Kritzman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231107900

Category: History

Page: 787

View: 366

This valuable reference is an authoritative guide to 20th century French thought. It considers the intellectual figures, movements and publications that helped define fields as diverse as history, psychoanalysis, film, philosophy, and economics.
Categories: History

Shadows in the City of Light

Shadows in the City of Light

d'Or and runs parallel to the rue des Poissonniers where the Yiddish-speaking Polish immigrant Rabbi Bereck Kofman ... The Métro stations of Marcadet Poissonniers, Jules Joffrin, the streets of the rue Ordener, rue Labat, rue Marcadet ...

Author: Sara R. Horowitz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438481753

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust. The essays in Shadows in the City of Light explore the significance of Paris in the writing of five influential French writers—Sarah Kofman, Patrick Modiano, George Perec, Henri Raczymow, and Irene Nemirovsky—whose novels and memoirs capture and probe the absences of deported Paris Jews. These writers move their readers through wartime and postwar cityscapes of Paris, walking them through streets and arrondissments where Jews once resided, looking for traces of the disappeared. The city functions as more than a backdrop or setting. Its streets and buildings and monuments remind us of the exhilarating promise of the French Revolution and what it meant for Jews dreaming of equality. But the dynamic space of Paris also reminds us of the Holocaust and its aftermath. The shadowed paths traced by these writers raise complicated questions about ambivalence, absence, memory, secularity, and citizenship. In their writing, the urban landscape itself bears witness to the absent Jews, and what happened to them. For the writers treated in this volume, neither their Frenchness nor their Jewishness is a fixed point. Focusing on Paris's dual role as both a cultural hub and a powerful symbol of hope and conflict in Jewish memory, the contributors address intersections and departures among these writers. Their complexity of thought, artistry, and depth of vision shape a new understanding of the impact of the Holocaust on Jewish and French identity, on literature and literary forms, and on the development of Jewish secular culture in Western Europe. Sara R. Horowitz is Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature at York University and the author of Voicing the Void: Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction, also published by SUNY Press. Amira Bojadzija-Dan is Research Associate at the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University. Julia Creet is Professor of English at York University and the author of The Genealogical Sublime. Together, they are also coeditors of H. G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Holocaust Mothers and Daughters

Holocaust Mothers and Daughters

The comma between the names ofthe two streets in the book's title is like the thin rim ofa coin with two faces: on one side, Rue Ordener; on the other, Rue Labat. The two sides of the coin coexist but never face each other, ...

Author: Federica K. Clementi

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 9781611684766

Category: History

Page: 368

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In this brave and original work, Federica Clementi focuses on the mother-daughter bond as depicted in six works by women who experienced the Holocaust, sometimes with their mothers, sometimes not. The daughtersÕ memoirs, which record the Òall-too-humanÓ qualities of those who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis, show that the Holocaust cannot be used to neatly segregate lives into the categories of before and after. ClementiÕs discussions of differences in social status, along with the persistence of antisemitism and patriarchal structures, support this point strongly, demonstrating the tenacity of traumaÑindividual, familial, and collectiveÑamong Jews in twentieth-century Europe.
Categories: History

What is There to Say

What is There to Say

In these and other literary examples a call for speech throws the possibility of speaking into doubt. What Is There to Say? uses the ideas of Maurice Blanchot to clarify puzzling works by Melville, des For?ts, and Beckett.

Author: Ann Smock

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803242980

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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Herman Melville?s Bartleby, asked to account for himself, ?would prefer not to.? Tongue-tied Billy Budd, urged to defend his innocence, responds with a murderous blow. The Bavard, by Louis-Renä des For?ts, concerns a man whose power to speak is replaced by an inability to shut up. In these and other literary examples a call for speech throws the possibility of speaking into doubt. What Is There to Say? uses the ideas of Maurice Blanchot to clarify puzzling works by Melville, des For?ts, and Beckett. Ann Smock's energetic readings of texts about talking, listening, and recording cast an equally welcome light on Blanchot?s paradoxical thought.
Categories: Literary Collections

When Paris Went Dark

When Paris Went Dark

In another memoir ofthe Occupation, the philosopher Sarah Kofman's Rue Ordener, Rue Labat (1994), we read ofa young girl, asshe growsfrom theageof about eight to ten, whohasto deracinate herself, geographically, ethically, ...

Author: Ronald Rosbottom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848547384

Category: History

Page: 480

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In May and June 1940 almost four million people fled Paris and its suburbs in anticipation of a German invasion. On June 14, the German Army tentatively entered the silent and eerily empty French capital. Without one shot being fired in its defence, the Occupation of Paris had begun. When Paris Went Dark tells the extraordinary story of Germany's capture and Occupation of Paris, Hitler's relationship with the City of Light, and its citizens' attempts at living in an environment that was almost untouched by war, but which had become uncanny overnight. Beginning with the Phoney War and Hitler's first visit to the city, acclaimed literary historian and critic Ronald Rosbottom takes us through the German Army's almost unopposed seizure of Paris, its bureaucratic re-organization of that city, with the aid of collaborationist Frenchmen, and the daily adjustments Parisians had to make to this new oppressive presence. Using memoirs, interviews and published eye-witness accounts, Rosbottom expertly weaves a narrative of daily life for both the Occupier and the Occupied. He shows its effects on the Parisian celebrity circles of Pablo Picasso, Simone de Beauvoir, Colette, Jean Cocteau, and Jean-Paul Sartre, and on the ordinary citizens of its twenty arrondissements. But Paris is the protagonist of this story, and Rosbottom provides us with a template for seeing the City of Light as more than a place of pleasure and beauty.
Categories: History

Ethics During and After the Holocaust

Ethics During and After the Holocaust

He waited and prayed to God that they would come for him, as long as his wife and children could be saved (Rue Ordener, Rue Labat, p. 5). About eighty thousand Jews from France were killed in Nazi Germany's extermination camps, ...

Author: J. Roth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230513105

Category: Philosophy

Page: 225

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Questions shape the Holocaust's legacy. 'What happened to ethics during the Holocaust? What should ethics be, and what can it do after the Holocaust?' loom large among them. Absent the overriding or moral sensibilities, if not the collapse or collaboration of ethical traditions, the Holocaust could not have happened. Its devastation may have deepened conviction that there is a crucial difference between right and wrong; its destruction may have renewed awareness about the importance of ethical standards and conduct. But Birkenau, the main killing center at Auschwitz, also continues to cast a disturbing shadow over basic beliefs concerning right and wrong, human rights, and the hope that human beings will learn from the past. This book explores those realities and the issues they contain. It does so not to discourage but to encourage, not to deepen darkness and despair but to face those realities honestly and in a way that can make post-Holocaust ethics more credible and realistic. The book's thesis is that nothing human, natural or divine guarantees respect for the ethical values and commitments that are most needed in contemporary human existence, but nothing is more important than our commitment to defend them, for they remain as fundamental as they are fragile, as precious as they are endangered.
Categories: Philosophy

Film Theory and Philosophy

Film  Theory and Philosophy

1998), Séductions (1990) and Rue Ordener, Rue Labat (1994; English trans. 1996). A LADY VANISHES Towards the end of Rue Ordener, Rue Labat (1994), the terse and elegant autobiographical fiction she wrote just before terminating her life ...

Author: Felicity Colman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317492443

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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Philosophy, and in particular continental philosophy, has provided a conceptual underpinning for cinema since its beginnings, especially in the development of cinematic aesthetics. In its turn, film has rethought the abstractions of space and time and the categories of sex and gender and has created new concepts which illuminate phenomenology, metaphysics and epistemology. "Film and Philosophy" brings together leading scholars to provide a detailed overview of the key thinkers who have shaped the field of film philosophy. The thinkers include continental and 'post-continental' philosophers, analytic philosophers, film-makers, film reviewers, sociologists, and cultural theorists.The essays reveal how philosophy can be applied to film analysis and how film can be used to illustrate philosophical problems. But more importantly, the essays explore how film has shaped what philosophy thinks and how philosophy has lead to a reappraisal of film. The book will prove an invaluable reference and guide to readers interested in a deeper understanding of the issues and insights presented by film philosophy." Film and Philosophy" includes essays on: Hugo Munsterberg, Vilem Flusser, Siegfried Kracauer, Theodor Adorno, Antonin Artaud, Henri Bergson, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, Andre Bazin, Roland Barthes, Serge Daney, Jean-Luc Godard, Stanley Cavell, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Sarah Kofman, Paul Virilio, Jean Baudrillard, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Fredric Jameson, Felix Guattari, Raymond Bellour, Christian Metz, Julia Kristeva, Laura Mulvey, Homi Bhabha, Slavoj Zizek, Stephen Heath, Alain Badiou, Jacques Ranciere, Leo Bersani, Giorgio Agamben, and Michel Chion.
Categories: Philosophy

The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust

The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust

For the English translations of these books, see Kofman, Smothered Words and Sarah Kofman, Rue Ordener, Rue Labat, trans. Ann Smock (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996). Kofman's memory of her father plays an important part in ...

Author: J. Geddes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230620940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

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The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust advances the idea that the Holocaust undermined confidence in basic beliefs about human rights and shows steps of salvage and retrieval that need to be taken if ethics is to be a significant presence in a world still besieged by genocide and atrocity.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Erinnerte Shoah

Erinnerte Shoah

ZERBROCHENER FÜLLER UND LEERE ZEILE Schreibweisen nach Auschwitz in Rue Ordener Rue Labat von Sarah Kofman 1994 erscheint auf dem französischen Buchmarkt ein schmaler , nur knapp einhundert Seiten umfassender Text mit dem Titel Rue ...

Author: Walter Schmitz

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112508093

Category: European literature

Page: 533

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Lesecher... Judentum in Mitteleuropa; 1 Hg. von Peter Ambros, Gideon Greif, Walter Schmitz und Ludger Udolph
Categories: European literature

Paths to Contemporary French Literature Volume 1

Paths to Contemporary French Literature  Volume 1

It is impossible to read Rue Ordener, Rue Labat without remembering that Sarah Kofman (1934-94) took her own life some seven months after this short personal narrative appeared in France, in March 1994. It was not exactly the Sorbonne ...

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412804790

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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Although the great French novelists of the last two centuries are widely read in America, there is a widespread notion that little of importance has happened in French literature since the heyday of Sartre, Camus, and the nouveau roman. Some might argue that even well read Americans are ignorant about what is happening in European literature generally. Certainly, there has never been so few translations of foreign books in the United States, or so little coverage of foreign writers. Curious American readers need new, up-to-date information and analyses about what is happening elsewhere. Paths to Contemporary French Literature is a stimulating and much-needed guide to the major currents of one of the world's great literatures. This critical panorama of contemporary French literature introduces English-language readers to over fifty important writers and poets, many of whom are still little known outside of France. Emphasizing authors who are admired by their peers (as opposed to those with overnight reputations), John Taylor offers a compelling insider's view. The pioneering essays included in this book offer incisive analyses of the ideas motivating current writing and delve into a writer's or poet's entire output. Although some names may be familiar (Marguerite Duras, Hulne Cixous, Philippe Jaccottet, Henri Michaux), the reader obtains fresh reappraisals of their seminal work. Especially noteworthy, however, are Taylor's lively introductions to many other key writers who either have not yet crossed the English Channel, let alone the Atlantic. Combating the notion that French literature is overtly intellectual, inaccessible, or interested only in formal experimentation, Taylor shows that many French writers are instead acutely inquisitive about the outside world, shrewd observers of reality, even very funny. Although not conceived as a reference book, the volume possesses some qualities of a reference work: a good bibliography, reliable dates and biographical facts. Paths to Contemporary French Literature will be of interest to students of French literature and culture, literary scholars, and readers of contemporary fiction and poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Paths to Contemporary French Literature

Paths to Contemporary French Literature

It is impossible to read Rue Ordener, Rue Labat without remembering that Sarah Kofman (1934-94) took her own life some seven months after this short personal narrative appeared in France, in March 1994. It was not exactly the Sorbonne ...

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351323147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

View: 986

Although the great French novelists of the last two centuries are widely read in America, there is a widespread notion that little of importance has happened in French literature since the heyday of Sartre, Camus, and the nouveau roman. Some might argue that even well read Americans are ignorant about what is happening in European literature generally. Certainly, there has never been so few translations of foreign books in the United States, or so little coverage of foreign writers. Curious American readers need new, up-to-date information and analyses about what is happening elsewhere. Paths to Contemporary French Literature is a stimulating and much-needed guide to the major currents of one of the world's great literatures. This critical panorama of contemporary French literature introduces English-language readers to over fifty important writers and poets, many of whom are still little known outside of France. Emphasizing authors who are admired by their peers (as opposed to those with overnight reputations), John Taylor offers a compelling insider's view. The pioneering essays included in this book offer incisive analyses of the ideas motivating current writing and delve into a writer's or poet's entire output. Although some names may be familiar (Marguerite Duras, Hulbne Cixous, Philippe Jaccottet, Henri Michaux), the reader obtains fresh reappraisals of their seminal work. Especially noteworthy, however, are Taylor's lively introductions to many other key writers who either have not yet crossed the English Channel, let alone the Atlantic. Combating the notion that French literature is overtly intellectual, inaccessible, or interested only in formal experimentation, Taylor shows that many French writers are instead acutely inquisitive about the outside world, shrewd observers of reality, even very funny. Although not conceived as a reference book, the volume possesses some qualities of a reference work: a good bibliography, reliable dates and biographical facts. Paths to Contemporary French Literature will be of interest to students of French literature and culture, literary scholars, and readers of contemporary fiction and poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Gray Zones

Gray Zones

For the English translations of these books , see Kofman , Smothered Words , and Sarah Kofman , Rue Ordener , Rue Labat , trans . Ann Smock ( Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 1996 ) . Kofman's memory of her father plays an ...

Author: Jonathan Petropoulos

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845453026

Category: History

Page: 417

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Accomplished Holocaust scholars--among them Raul Hilberg, Gerhard L. Weinberg, Christopher Browning, Peter Hayes, and Lynn Rapaport--bring a necessary interdisciplinary focus to bear on timely and often controversial topics in cutting-edge Holocaust studies that range from historical analysis to popular culture.
Categories: History

Dead Letters to Nietzsche or the Necromantic Art of Reading Philosophy

Dead Letters to Nietzsche  or the Necromantic Art of Reading Philosophy

Kofman and her reading of Nietzsche once we turn to the autobiographical writings, and in particular Rue Ordener, Rue Labat. My reading of Kofman's life-writing is informed by Kleinian object-relations theory, as enumerated in the ...

Author: Joanne Faulkner

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821443293

Category: Philosophy

Page: 211

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Dead Letters to Nietzsche examines how writing shapes subjectivity through the example of Nietzsche’s reception by his readers, including Stanley Rosen, David Farrell Krell, Georges Bataille, Laurence Lampert, Pierre Klossowski, and Sarah Kofman. More precisely, Joanne Faulkner finds that the personal identification that these readers form with Nietzsche’s texts is an enactment of the kind of identity-formation described in Lacanian and Kleinian psychoanalysis. This investment of their subjectivity guides their understanding of Nietzsche’s project, the revaluation of values. Not only does this work make a provocative contribution to Nietzsche scholarship, but it also opens in an original way broader philosophical questions about how readers come to be invested in a philosophical project and how such investment alters their subjectivity.
Categories: Philosophy