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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 20Making Holocaust Memory$
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Gabriel N. Finder, Natalia Aleksiun, and Antony Polonsky

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781904113058

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781904113058.001.0001

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A Selection from Part 1 of Lev Levanda’s Seething Times

A Selection from Part 1 of Lev Levanda’s Seething Times

(p.459) A Selection from Part 1 of Lev Levanda’s Seething Times
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 20

Maxim D. Shrayer

Liverpool University Press

This chapter centers on Lev Levanda's Seething Times: A Novel from the Last Polish Uprising, which was described as a colorful and artistically flawed novel that covering the events of the Polish uprising of 1863 to 1864. It elaborates on Seething Times's recognition by contemporary Jewish historians, including John D. Klier and Brian Horowitz, who underscore its documentary value. It also talks about the city of G. (Grodno) and the city of N. (Vilna), where Seething Times is set and spans the period from summer 1861 to summer 1864. The chapter mentions Jules Perets, one of Levanda's characters, who wondered if liberated Poland would be fairer towards its people. It points out how Seething Times presents a decisive answer to the question of what a Jew should do when one has chosen the path of enlightenment and realized one's humiliating inequality.

Keywords:   Lev Levanda, Polish uprising, Jewish historians, Jules Perets, liberated Poland, enlightenment

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