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And the Rat Laughed

↠ And the Rat Laughed ↠ Nava Semel - And the Rat Laughed, And the Rat Laughed And the Rat Laughed is a unique book Unlike other Holocaust related books that focus on the historical horrific events this novel deals with the act of remembering them It resembles a relay race in w

  • Title: And the Rat Laughed
  • Author: Nava Semel
  • ISBN: 9781876462659
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback

↠ And the Rat Laughed ↠ Nava Semel, And the Rat Laughed, Nava Semel, And the Rat Laughed And the Rat Laughed is a unique book Unlike other Holocaust related books that focus on the historical horrific events this novel deals with the act of remembering them It resembles a relay race in which the characters transfer memory from one another while travelling on the axis of time The book begins in the last day of when a survivor Grandmother in Tel AvivAnd the R ↠ And the Rat Laughed ↠ Nava Semel - And the Rat Laughed, And the Rat Laughed And the Rat Laughed is a unique book Unlike other Holocaust related books that focus on the historical horrific events this novel deals with the act of remembering them It resembles a relay race in w

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  2. I found this book mentioned in a CNN article about sexual violence during World War II The article mentioned that survivors are running out of time to tell their stories, but that many don t want to or know how to tell their stories after suppressing memories for decades Nava Semel s novel, And the Rat Laughed, is mentioned in the article and is about one woman s attempt to tell her story to her granddaughter, and how the granddaughter misinterprets the story.The book is written in five parts Th [...]


  3. I had a motherI had a fatherWon t you make do with that I loved and lost.That s the end The beginning too This is one of the most unique and memorable books that I ve ever read One of the things that I really loved about it was the incorporation of different genres and writing styles to show how an emotional memory is transferred from generation to generation The story begins in Tel Aviv, in 1999, where an elderly Jewish woman struggles to tell her story of survival in a pit with only a rat for [...]


  4. I m putting this in a MUST READ category The story begins in the simplest way an old woman trying to tell her granddaughter what happened to her in the time of the Holocaust The story of a hidden child And in a stunning turn, Semel romanticizes the story after telling it Instead of peeling back layers after recounting the bravery of the child, the heroism of the family, who took her in, the generosity of the townspeople who were willing accomplices on behalf of her safety, she starts with the ho [...]


  5. Cinque capitoli, cinque diversi piani espressivi compongono questa originale opera di Nava Semel, una delle voci pi interessanti della letteratura israeliana Nata col cognome di Arzti nel 1954 a Tel Aviv, citt in cui vive col marito Noam Semel e due figli gemelli, ella cresciuta in un ambiente poliglotta dove si mescolavano tedesco, inglese, ebraico e yiddish D altronde, il suo nome proprio originario Sheyndl cos si chiamava la nonna, perita nella Shoah , che in yiddish significa Bella, poi trad [...]


  6. Well, after hearing about this book multiple times, I found a decently priced copy difficult to do that happened to be a signed copy This book will probably always remain at the top of my list of most affecting books that have anything to do with the Holocaust It s of course, so much than that, but to give it some sort of description Written in prose, poems, diary, and sci fi this book talks about memory the power of forgetting in ways that I am still, and probably will continue to mull over fo [...]


  7. It was with great anticipation that I purchased this book after so many positive reviews, and I can say that I was not disappointed Is it yet another Holocaust story Certainly, but it is also so much What are the importance of memories Is it imperative that we have those who remember, and thus become our remembearers as time goes on and each generation dies out What crime is one that is worth reporting And do we need to reveal every atrocity to each generation in order to help them understand t [...]


  8. I think this is the fourth book we read in our Israel book group after Meier Shalev s A Pigeon and a Boy, Eshkol Nevo s Homesick and David Grossman s To the End of the Land and it s the first one I didn t love I think it is the writing and also, probably, the horrifying story But where the writing, the setting and the characters of the previous three books were so specific, the writing and characters here were generalized and abstract and almost stock like in some ways Maybe that was necessary [...]


  9. an interesting story, a promising novel, written very very bad The story of the girl hidden in the ground with a rat is told in different prespectives and periods, trying to tell us something about the conterversial value of the memory and the evolution of stories However, in the end all we have left is an overlong, shallow, and not coherent exercise in different styles of writing There are deffnetely better books about the subject


  10. Wasn t the book for me Read many holocast books and this was not one that struck a cord It was More about a girl albeit a Jewish girl who was sexually abused This was very different and I enjoyed the beginning but after this not much Bit to far fetched with the middle Not one I would recommend.


  11. I can t begin to explain how painful a read this book is It has moments of reprieve, but it is, of necessity, relentlessly moving, disturbing, and intense It is also a book that anyone invested in Holocaust studies and gender should read Human beings can be so unutterably horrible to one another, and we must all be the remembearers that Semel asks us to be.


  12. Gutting, though the science fiction section probably shouldn t have been billed as such It s literary fiction with a few made up sciency sounding terms Still, overall this is a powerful look at memory, legend, and history through the conceit of an almost impossibly horrific personal story.


  13. Amazing The future section was a little bizarre, but the rest than made up for it Really different way of storytelling Very moving.


  14. A captivating and well wrought novel about the power of memory Many very painful moments, made all the so by the need to be remembered.


  15. Unique and interesting take on a young jewish girl hidden during WWII told in 5 sections of very styles and with different narrators.




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