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An extraordinary journey,
This review is from: An Interrupted Life: the Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 1941-43 (Paperback)
I can't recommend these diaries enough. In a time when many people are turning away from established religions to find their own path Etty Hillesum speaks for them belonging neither to a Christian or Jewish Church. She made an extraordinary spiritual journey during one of the most dangerous times in twentieth century history, as a Jew in occupied Holland. Her path is somewhat unconventional becoming involved with Julius Spier a psychotherpist who specialised in chriology (hand reading). However, the conclusions and realisations she comes to are incredible considering her cicumstances. Her spiritual development and subsequent maturity took place during such a short period of time 1941-43 and this unfolds in these diaries and letters.
It really is a remarkable testament to how the human mind can evolve.
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Initial post: 30 Jan 2012 17:20:42 GMT
This marvellous, lively, courageous girl is so alive in the pages of her diary/letters.
Already one of my favourite thinkers- because so unselfconscious, incisive, uncompromising and loving.
I guessed it would be good if Persephone published it.
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