The Culture of Forgetting: Helen Demidenko and the Holocaust by Robert Manne

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July 1996, no. 182

The Culture of Forgetting: Helen Demidenko and the Holocaust by Robert Manne

Text Publishing, 196 pp, $16.95 pb

The Culture of Forgetting: Helen Demidenko and the Holocaust by Robert Manne

by
July 1996, no. 182

Several books could and doubtless will be written to explore the sociological and psychological puzzles attending Helen Darville’ s remarkable masquerade. Robert Manne has no interest in the motivations of Helen Darville. His concerns are cultural and political, and therefore focus on the fictional character, Helen Demidenko: on her writings and statements, and on the responses of Australian intellectuals to those writings and statements during her brief life from 1992 to late August, 1995.

Inga Clendinnen reviews 'The Culture of Forgetting: Helen Demidenko and the Holocaust' by Robert Manne

The Culture of Forgetting: Helen Demidenko and the Holocaust

by Robert Manne

Text Publishing, 196 pp, $16.95 pb

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