Sunday, February 9, 2020

Anne Frank: The Collected Works

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You never know what is going to become such a fundamental part of history for the world. Certainly Anne Frank could have had no idea of the impact her journal would have made as she was writing while hiding in a secret room concealed behind a bookshelf during the time when people of her heritage were unjustly being persecuted. I am currently reading Anne Frank: The Collected Works. It reminds me of her story; one that mesmerized me as a youth. It is painful to read, because we now know how awful of a time it was that she lived (beyond awful), but we must be glad that she wrote it.




There are things that are familiar to me in the book, and things that I haven't seen or read before. Although I have always wanted to visit her home in Amsterdam, this book strengthens my resolve to someday do so.


It makes me sad that my son doesn't even know who Anne Frank is... I thought it was a staple in the schools, but he said so far he has never heard of her. I remember our discussions in school about her life vividly, but I cannot remember what grade it was in. Maybe it will be taught to him later. I am telling him bits and pieces as I read. This book is fairly large, and the days of me just being able to curl up and read to my heart's content are long gone. I am so busy (and I don't mind being busy), that it is surely going to take me awhile to get to the end, but that's okay! I always consider this kind of reading, time well spent.


The complete, authoritative edition of Anne Frank's writings, including her diary in both the 'A' and 'B' versions now in continuous form, her further writings and important contextual essays
Anne Frank: The Collected Works brings together for the first time Anne's world-famous diary, in both the version edited for publication by her father and the more revealing original, together with her letters, essays and important contextual scholarship. Supported by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, Switzerland, set up by Otto Frank to be the guardian of Anne's work, this is a landmark publication marking the anniversary of 90 years since Anne's birth in 1929.
Anne Frank is one of the most recognized and widely read figures of the Second World War. Thousands of people visit the Anne Frank House on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam each year to see the annex where Anne and her family hid from the Germans before eventually being deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Only Anne's father, Otto, survived the Holocaust.
An essential book for scholars and general readers alike, The Collected Works includes Anne Frank's complete writings, together with important images and documents that tell the wider story of her life. Also included are background essays by notable historians and scholars--including "Anne Frank's Life"; "The History of the Frank Family", "the Publication History of Anne Frank's diary"--and photographs of the Franks and the other occupants of the annex.

Non-fiction is my favorite, and this collection is well-written. I highly recommend it to those who would take an interest in such a book. It has fast become a treasured jewel in my home. Learn more about it by visiting Bloomsbury.com.

26 comments:

  1. I am also a big fan of non-fiction (though I read both). Anne Frank's story is beyond heartbreaking and I am so very grateful her words survived her.

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  2. That would be a great book to own! I'd love to have that.

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  3. Normally I don't read anything remotely close to someone's life experiences. But this is one book, I do wannna read.

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  4. You never know when writings can turn into something more indeed. Is sad that many don't know who she is or many others are either.

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  5. Oh wow, I would love to be able to read this. I'm not usually a non-fiction reader but I've always wanted to know more about Anne Frank's story.

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  6. I need to read this. Anne Frank has always stayed in my mind since I read her book when I was in middle school. I was able to see where she hid, and it was a moving experience.

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  7. What an inspiration she was. I hope she's in heaven singing with the angels.

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

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  8. It's good that her story has survived, but sad most others have not.

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  9. I haven't read Anne's Frank diary because I don't know if I could handle all of the emotions. I have visited Auschwitz and that was very painful. When I was in school we didn't even learned about the holocaust, it wasn't even mentioned...

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  10. I need to read this book. My town has a museum that is about the holocaust and my kids have been there several times.

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  11. I can imagine this is a great book, I loved learning all about Anne Frank. We wanted to visit the House but left it to late to book when we visited!

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  12. I was glued to this book when I read it. I hope most children and adults will get to read it also.

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  13. I hope the story of Anne Frank is still being taught in schools! I would like to visit her home in Amsterdam also.

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  14. I have read extensively about Anne Frank, including her book. She is one of the most amazing people that has ever lived. Her ability to forgive the horrors of Auschwitz were beyond what most of us could ever do.

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  15. I remember reading this in school. I hope it is still taught in schools as it is an excellent read.

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  16. I've always been fascinated by Anne Frank and the history that surrounded her. I'd love to own this book.

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  17. I'd love to read this! Thank you for the heads up.

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  18. I love to learn about Anne Frank. It truly was such a horrific time but it is so interesting to hear her story.

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  19. It seems interesting book to read, first time to hear about Anne Frank. I would love to read this book.

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  20. I remember reading her story in jr high school. I couldn’t put the book down. But it truly was a heartbreaking read. One I’ll never forget.

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  21. Your timing is perfect. Earlier today I was discussing the book called The Traveler's Gift with an elderly women and telling her about the segment of Anne Frank's works found in that book. Her attitude toward life despite her circumstances is a true inspiration to me.

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  22. Oh I read alot about her growing up! Marvelous person!

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  23. I definitely remember reading The Diary of Anne Frank in school. I was fascinated by it. Looking back on it, Anne was so wise for her age. This would be a good book to have to read more into it.

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  24. I first read Anne Frank's diary when I was 14, and could totally relate to her in so many ways though the her circumstances were so different. I would love to read her collected works.

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  25. While I have read a ton of books about the Holocaust, I am a little embarrassed to admit that I never read Anne Frank's Diary. While we learned about her in school, the book wasn't required reading. I am going to have to grab a copy of the collected works and remedy that this year. We are *thinking* of traveling to that part of the world this summer (if other plans don't go through) and I would love to tour the house.

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  26. I was always a fan of the diary of Anne frank so this is going to have to get added to my collection.

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