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: At the Mind’s Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and Its Realities (Audible Audio Edition): Jean Amery, James Killavey, University . At the Mind’s Limits has ratings and 40 reviews. Jean Amery is an amazing writer and his narrative of Auschwitz is unique, as he intended it to be. 3 quotes from At the Mind’s Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and Its Realities: ‘I am true only as I see and understand myself deep with.

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Jean Amery is an amazing writer and his narrative of Auschwitz is unique, as he intended it to be. The writing is certainly better and the messages are more profound.

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The experiences of the author clearly show a man devoid of feeling human. The Heritage of Our Times.

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These essays are powerful and challenging even today. This was perhaps the only freedom one can enjoy when expressing the pain of suffering.

But the ideas in this book have wider application.

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. At the Mind’s Limits: Aug 01, Stephen Cranney rated it it was amazing Shelves: But on a more universal level, this is probably the definitive account of the lasting effects of torture upon the victim. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

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His discussion of torture is truly dreadful, and should be required reading for all Americans, especially now that we’ve decided to re-open the debate and approach the practice with a dispassionate, open mind.


It was his legacy from the distant past, at the very latest from the time of German romanticism. Jul 24, Jillian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 18, SpaceBear rated it liked it Shelves: Reconciling Community and Subjective Life: In five autobiographical ag, Amery describes his survival—mental, moral, and jran the enormity of the Holocaust.

How to write a great review. This is an incredibly difficult book. Mar 27, Travis rated it really liked it. What I am saying is familiar.

You’ve successfully reported this review. In part it is due to his deliberate avoidance of a position in the literary mainstream. I am a Jew, then I mean by that those realities and possibilities that are summed up in the Auschwitz number. It’s hard to quantify At The Mind’s Limits. Contemplations by a Ameryy on Auschwitz and Its Realitiessuggests that torture was “the essence” of the Third Reich.

With the ear of a poet and the eye of a novelist, Amery vividly communicates the wonder of a philosopher–a wonder here aroused by the ‘dark riddle’ of the Nazi regime and its systematic sadism. His role was determined by an estrangement dating from his flight to Brussels in and his return there inafter his term in Bergen-Belsen. These are pages that one reads with almost physical pain The refusal of a superficial forgiveness, the right to feel resentment, the insistence on the specificity and the uniqueness of the experience were extremely powerful.

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This is to make you think critical, reflect on that and your In order to better understand the relationship between Germans and Jews, you should definitely read this one. Piercing observations from a cultured mind on the specificity of torture’s everlasting trauma, homelessness, vacuous jewishness and the limits of philosophy.

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At the Mind’s Limits

He lived in Belgian exile and used a French version of his original name Hans Meyer because of the inner pain he associated with his home, his family, his society and his language. He committed suicide in It’s harrowing, and harrowing often without a redemptive conclusion, but you still get the feeling that what you’re reading is essential.

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Item s unavailable for purchase. Each essay manages to be both philosophically rigorous and profoundly moving. He refused to publish in Germany or Austria for ejan years, publishing only in Switzerland. The essay on the moral virtue of resentment is so jagged and bitter that it feels like swallowing broken glass.

His essay on the perpetual homelessness of the survivor is difficult to bear. The second describes the physical and moral breakdown of a man under torture. Would you like us te take another look at this review?