Remaining human in the face of life's greatest threat.
This book is a rendezvous of history and imagination and dreams and of hopes and disenchantments. It unfolds in a succession of reminiscences that weave together a shimmering tapestry depicting a lost world. The setting is Lodz, Poland, in the years between the author's childhood and early maturity, a period overtaken by the cataclysmic events of the 1930s and early 1940s. The narrative approach presents a powerful personal testament and reflects the determination of an entire community to remain human in the face of its greatest peril, even at the last frontier of life.
East of Time received the 2006 New South Wales Premier's Award for the Best Book of Non-Fiction and was short-listed for the 2006 Australian Literary Society's Gold Medal and the South Australia Arts Festival Award for Innovation in Literature.
"East of Time is the most honest book about the nature of humankind that I have ever read.... Reading it has changed my life." - Alex Miller "This exquisite memoir chronicles suffering, but also asserts and epitomizes the human spirit's power of creative regeneration. East of Time is a masterpiece." - Richard Freadman "East of Time and Lives and Embers are clearly poet's books, advancing not by plot and character psychology, but by image and language. Nevertheless, both manage to create a complete world and to entice the reader into that world.... Part of Rosenberg's importance, I think, is that, though a witness and a survivor, he is not shy about placing art on a hierarchical scale above historical testimony, defying the self-censoring wisdom of the Adornos and the Weisels, and the fears of those who worry that, in this way, he plays into the hands of the deniers. In this way, he serves as a hinge figure between the memoirists and the fictionists, honoring both." - Joesph Skibell, author of A Blessing on the Moon"
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st June 2007
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.3 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.304