"Graver's book sent me back to Anne Frank's book, and although Anne Frank is herself full of adolescent chat about the difficulty and importance of being Anne Frank, "An Obsession with Anne Frank explains exactly why 'Anne Frank' continues to be a difficult and important--and contested--identity."--Angela Sorby, "Chicago ReviewReseña del editor:
Anne Frank's Diary has been acclaimed throughout the world as an indelible portrait of a gifted girl and as a remarkable document of the Holocaust. For Meyer Levin, the respected writer who helped bring the Diary to an American audience, the Jewish girl's moving story became a thirty-year obsession that altered his life and brought him heartbreaking sorrow. Lawrence Graver's fascinating account of Meyer Levin's ordeal is a story within a story. What began as a warm collaboration between Levin and Anne's father, Otto Frank, turned into a notorious dispute that lasted several decades and included litigation and public scandal. Behind this story is another: one man's struggle with himself - as a Jew and as a writer - in postwar America.Looming over both stories is the shadow of the Holocaust and its persistent, complex presence in our lives. Graver's book is based on hundreds of unpublished documents and on interviews with some of the Levin-Frank controversy's major participants. It illuminates important areas of American culture: publishing, law, religion, politics, and the popular media. The "Red Scare," anti-McCarthyism, and the commercial imperatives of Broadway are all players in this book, along with the assimilationist mood among many Jews and the simplistic pieties of American society in the 1950s. Graver also examines the different and often conflicting ways that people the world over, Jewish and Gentile, wanted Anne Frank and her much-loved book to be represented. That her afterlife has in extraordinary ways taken on the shape and implications of myth makes Graver's story - and Meyer Levin's - even more compelling.
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Descripción University of California Press, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0520212207
Descripción University of California Press, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0520212207
Descripción University of California Press, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. New item. Nº de ref. de la librería QX-029-70-0474500