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Pushing Time Away

Singer, Peter

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ISBN 10: 1862076960 / ISBN 13: 9781862076969
Published by Granta Books, 2004
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Title: Pushing Time Away

Publisher: Granta Books

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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'What binds us pushes time away' wrote David Oppenheim to his future wife, Amalie Pollak, on March 24, 1905. Oppenheim, classical scholar, collaborator, then critic of Sigmund Freud, and friend and supporter of Alfred Adler, lived through the heights and depths of Vienna's twentieth-century intellectual and cultural history. He perished in obscurity at a Nazi concentration camp in 1943, separated from family and friends, leaving his grandson, the philosopher Peter Singer, without a chance to know him. Almost fifty years later Peter Singer set out to explore the life of the grandfather he never knew, and drawing on a wealth of documents and personal letters, makes startling discoveries. Combining touching family biography with thoughtful reflection on both personal and public questions we face today, Pushing Time Away captures critical moments in Europe's transition from Belle Epoque to the Great War and to the rise of Fascism and the coming of World War II. Singer gives us a vivid portrait of Vienna when it was the centre of European culture and new ideas, a culture that was both intensely Jewish and distinctly secular. Examining this culture and its fate forces Singer to confront

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Peter Singer is the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values. He is the bestselling author of Animal Liberation, and his forthcoming book The President of Good and Evil: Taking George W. Bush Seriously is published by Granta Books in spring 2004.

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