Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A small update.

I've created a new word. Or at least I think it's a new word. I developed it when Ian asked me what I was doing. My response? "Bloggersizing." Have YOU bloggersized today? If you haven't, then create a routine! Work up a sweat! :)

In other news, I've started reading "The Imaginary Jew" by Alan Finkielkraut. I'm not very far into it, but with every page I keep asking myself whether Tova Reich read this book prior to composing "My Holocaust" (which, mind you, I recently finished). There's these poignant phrases that almost echo the sentiment and theatrical presentation of the characters in "My Holocaust." It's this self-aggrandizing notion that the immediate generation of Holocaust survivors had. The notion that it was possible to market oneself on the pain of the Holocaust. In Reich's book, though, it's more than just self-aggrandizing (it's about money and power), but there's small tidbits of this in Finkielkraut's book. However, he seems more focused on the self than the broader audience.

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to the book, since it seems to analyze the importance of memory and what affect memory has on the post-Holocaust generations.