Posts Tagged: the diary of anne frank
There’s something very unsettling about the idea of editing someone’s personal and autobiographical journal. After all, it’s supposed to be a portal into the past: Anne’s experience in the annex, exactly what happened exactly as it happened.
At The Establishment, Stephanie Watson makes the case for buying only the unabridged version of Anne Frank’s Diary—the version we’re all familiar with was sanitized of all passages about her sexuality and other gender-specific topics....more
For Signature, Rita Jacobs reflects on the importance and the role of Anne Frank’s diary, 72 years after it was written. She puts two recent works, Nathan Englander’s short story, “What We Talk About When We Talk about Anne Frank,” and Shalom Auslander’s novel, Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel, into context with Frank’s diary:
In a way, Auslander does the same thing by trashing the Anne Frank young girl image.
A mother of a 7th grade student at Northville Mill Middle School in Michigan is protesting the school to send home permission slips before assigning “The Diary of Anne Frank” to its students.
The mother called the book “inappropriate material” due to the fact that there is a passage that describes the female body and Frank’s feelings about going through puberty....more