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Beth Benedix (DePauw), discusses her new book "Ghost Writer"

Event Type
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Program in Jewish Culture & Society
English Building, Room 109 (608 S. Wright St., Urbana)
Oct 29, 2018   12:00 pm  

Beth D. Benedix, professor of world literature, religious studies, and community engagement at DePauw University, is the author of Ghost Writer: A Story About Telling a Holocaust Story.

A synopsis describes the new work as "a powerful, gripping story about storytelling itself; it’s about the risks involved in trying to tell stories which themselves are dangerous and full of perils. Rather than tread on familiar ground sometimes seen in Holocaust narratives, Beth Benedix offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the torturous task of telling a harrowing story, using a narrative voice which is simultaneously humble and intense, calm and breathless. Ghost Writer is about how to make life whole when things seem to be falling apart, about how the very act of telling stories can sometimes save us." (

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