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The Writer as Witness, Not Judge – “My Reading Life” – Bob Carr 

May 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Criticism, Culture, Elitism, Genocide, Writing, WW2

But Levi is mostly witness rather than judge: ‘I have deliberately assumed the calm, sober language of the witness, neither the lamenting tones of the victim nor the irate voice of someone who seeks revenge.’ He wrote in an afterword added in the 1980s. ‘I thought that my account would be all the more credible and useful the more it appeared objective and the less it sounded overly emotional; only in this way does a witness in matters of justice perform his task, which is that of preparing the ground for the judge. The judges are my readers.’

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