Books by Lawrence L. Langer

PREEMPTING THE HOLOCAUST by Lawrence L. Langer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 23, 1998

"An essential work on one of the central historical moments of this century. (First serial to Atlantic Monthly)"
Langer, one of our most eloquent Holocaust scholars (Admitting the Holocaust, 1994, etc.), offers 11 essays that look mainly at the inadequacies of art in addressing this cataclysm. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Langer applies his insightful, razor-sharp pen to others' works about an event that, he convincingly maintains, carries neither lesson nor moral but instead overpowers memory, mocks the pretensions of civilization, and leaves an absurd, irredeemable legacy."
With a highly sensitive but unsparing eye, these essays argue that new moral and linguistic categories are required in order to respond properly and honestly to the reality of the Holocaust. Read full book review >