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The Resource Anne Frank : the book, the life, the afterlife, Francine Prose

Anne Frank : the book, the life, the afterlife, Francine Prose

Label
Anne Frank : the book, the life, the afterlife
Title
Anne Frank
Title remainder
the book, the life, the afterlife
Statement of responsibility
Francine Prose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In June 1942, Anne Frank received a red-and-white- checked diary for her thirteenth birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in an Amsterdam attic to escape the Nazis. For two years, with ever-increasing maturity, Anne crafted a memoir that has become one of the most compelling documents of modern history. She described life in vivid, unforgettable detail, explored apparently irreconcilable views of human nature-people are good at heart but capable of unimaginable evil-and grappled with the unfolding events of World War II, until the hidden attic was raided in August 1944. But Anne Frank's diary, argues Francine Prose, is as much a work of art as a historical record. Through close reading, she marvels at the teenage Frank's skillfully natural narrative voice, at her finely tuned dialogue and ability to turn living people into characters. And Prose addresses what few of the diary's millions of readers may know: this book is a deliberate work of art. During her last months in hiding, Anne Frank furiously revised and edited her work, crafting a piece of literature that she had hoped would be read by the public after the war. Read it has been. Few books have been as influential for as long, and Prose thoroughly investigates the diary's unique afterlife: the obstacles and criticism Otto Frank faced in publishing his daughter's words; the controversy surrounding the diary's Broadway and film adaptations; and the claims of conspiracy theorists who have cried fraud, along with the scientific analysis that proved them wrong. Finally, Prose, a teacher herself, considers the rewards and challenges of sharing one of the world's most read, and most banned, books with students. How has the life and death of one girl become emblematic of the lives and deaths of so many, and why do her words continue to inspire? Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife tells the extraordinary story of the book that became a force in the world. Along the way, Francine Prose definitively establishes that Anne Frank was not an accidental author or a casual teenaged chronicler, but a writer of prodigious talent and ambition. Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife tells the extraordinary story of the book that became a force in the world. Along the way, Francine Prose definitively establishes that Anne Frank was not an accidental author or a casual teenage chronicler, but a writer of prodigious talent and ambition
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.N6
LC item number
F73525 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Anne Frank : the book, the life, the afterlife, Francine Prose
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book, the life, the afterlife -- The life -- The book, part I -- The book, part II -- The book, part III -- The house -- The play -- The film -- Denial -- Teaching the diary -- Bard College, 2007
Control code
ocm310398952
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9780061430794
Lccn
2009017703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)310398952
  • (Sirsi) a1065053
Label
Anne Frank : the book, the life, the afterlife, Francine Prose
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book, the life, the afterlife -- The life -- The book, part I -- The book, part II -- The book, part III -- The house -- The play -- The film -- Denial -- Teaching the diary -- Bard College, 2007
Control code
ocm310398952
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9780061430794
Lccn
2009017703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)310398952
  • (Sirsi) a1065053

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