Guilt About the PastPaperback - 2010
Internationally acclaimed author Bernhard Schlink explores the phenomenon of guilt in the aftermath of war. The six essays that make up this compelling book view the long shadow of past guilt as a German experience as well as a global one. Schlink explores the phenomenon of guilt and how it attaches to a whole society, not just to individual perpetrators. He considers how to use the lessons of history to motivate individual moral behaviour, how to reconcile a guilt-laden past, the role of law in this process, and how the theme of guilt influences his own fiction. Based on the Weidenfeld Lectures he delivered at Oxford University, "Guilt About the Past" is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand how events of the past can affect a nation's future.
Publisher: Toronto : Anansi ; Scarborough, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by HarperCollins Canada, 2010, c2009.
Characteristics: 143 pages ;,21 cm.