Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death: Reflections on Memory and Imagination
Otto Dov Kulka
Paperback $19.99 - Penguin UK
Biography & Memoir - Published: 23/Apr/2014 - ISBN: 9780718197025
The only belonging blue, overcoming every other colour, imprinted on my memory as the colour of summer, the colour of tranquillity, the colour of forgetting - momentary forgetting - is that colour of a Polish summer in 1944 . . .
'He has done the rest of us - and the world - so great a kindness by writing his book . . . offering the barest glint of sunlight amid a thunderous darkness.' Simon Schama
'This memoir touches us all . . . it has a hallucinatory power.' The Times
'Creates an extraordinary sense of communion and intimacy with the reader . . . one of the essential books to emerge in recent years.' Observer
'Deeply moving . . . one of the most remarkable testimonies to inhumanity that I know.' Sir Ian Kershaw
'A profound and melancholy book of remembrance . . . Kulka's reflections have an unsettling rawness, his childhood mind snaps and files away like a photograph.' Independent
'Nothing else I have read comes close to this . . . Kulka's journey strikes me as a quest similar to the attempt to describe the face of God or the structure of the universe.' New Statesman
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