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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Sunrise West
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'Sunrise West recounts his incarceration in Auschwitz, Wolfsburg and Ebensee, his liberation, followed by three and a half years as a displaced person in Italy, and the early period of his life in Australia'. (Source : Richard Freadman This Crazy Thing a Life : Australian Jewish Autobiography (2007))

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Notes

  • Sequel to East of Time.
  • Dedication: For Raymond.
  • Oh, cease to glorify man,
    Who has but a breath in his nostrils,
    For of what account is he? - Isaiah 2:22

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Blackheath, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,: Brandl and Schlesinger , 2007 .
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      Extent: 194p.
      Note/s:
      • Preface by Author.
      ISBN: 9781876040840 (pbk.)

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Works about this Work

The Circle of His Art : Jacob Rosenberg's Four Great Prose Works in English Alex Miller , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011; (p. 151-165)
'Gentleness My Strong Enforcement' : The Ethos of Gentleness in 'East of Time' and 'Sunrise West' Richard Freadman , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011; (p. 113-137)
A Mysterious Time Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011; (p. 97-111)
'Life, People, Love and Hate' : Meeting Jacob Rosenberg Morag Fraser , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011; (p. 25-48)
Landscapes of Disenchantment and Hope Alex Skovron , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011; (p. 1-23)
Masters of Their Own Kitchens Peter Corris , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 August 2007; (p. 9)

— Review of East of Time Jacob G. Rosenberg , 2005 single work autobiography ; Sunrise West Jacob G. Rosenberg , 2007 single work autobiography
Hope and Humanity in Jacob Rosenberg's Return Deborah Stone , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 7 September vol. 73 no. 49 2007; (p. 10)

— Review of Sunrise West Jacob G. Rosenberg , 2007 single work autobiography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 September 2007; (p. 35)

— Review of Sunrise West Jacob G. Rosenberg , 2007 single work autobiography
Australian Reads : History Anne Susskind , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 2 October vol. 125 no. 6589 2007; (p. 55)

— Review of Sunrise West Jacob G. Rosenberg , 2007 single work autobiography
Suddenly Freedom, Without Being Free Peter Rose , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 295 2007; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Sunrise West Jacob G. Rosenberg , 2007 single work autobiography
Finding the Light Among the Dark Deborah Stone , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 10 August vol. 73 no. 45 2007; (p. 6)
'Lost Dog' Has Its Day 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 8)
Once Tortured, Forever Tortured: Testimony and Autobiography in Jacob Rosenberg's 'East of Time' and 'Sunrise West' Richard Freadman , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Partial Answers : Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas , vol. 7 no. 2 2009; (p. 279-298)
'It is often assumed that Testimony and Autobiography are clearly distinct genres. On this view Testimony conveys eye-witness reports of particular tragic events, whether momentary or of longer duration (e.g. years in a concentration camp), while Autobiography is seen as more chronologically extended and more introspective. However, since many Holocaust narratives incorporate 'testimony' into a larger life narrative which, among other things, traces the psychological effects of trauma in later years, it seems reasonable to see Testimony, at least in some instances, as an aspect of Autobiography. As always, such generic markers should be seen as heuristic indicators, not as inflexible taxonomic categories. Most serious writers agentially deploy, develop and combine generic possibilities. One such writer is Jacob G. Rosenberg, Australia's finest Jewish autobiographer and a world class figure in Holocaust writing. Born into a Bundist family in Lodz in 1922, Rosenberg is the author of two award-winning autobiographical volumes, East of Time (2005) and Sunrise West (2007), that narrate his life in the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz and Ebensee, and Australia. His is a hybrid art fusing scriptural and folk materials with influences from Yiddish literature and Western modernity. His signature technique -- the imaginatively charged vignette -- is equally attuned to the description of horror and of redemptive, sometimes visionary, enchantment. Though the psychological dimension of his writing owes more to Yiddish sources than to Freudian modernity, his tracing of trauma's aftermath down the years constitutes full-blown autobiographical writing which powerfully incorporates and extends the act of testimony. Rosenberg writes: 'Once you have been tortured, you are forever tortured.''
Notes from a Brief Friendship Helen Garner , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011; (p. 139-149) Everywhere I Look 2016; (p. 40-46)
Landscapes of Disenchantment and Hope Alex Skovron , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Singing for All He's Worth : Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg 2011; (p. 1-23)
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Subjects:
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    Poland,
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    Eastern Europe, Europe,
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    Italy,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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    Australia,
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  • Auschwitz-Birkenau, Occupied Poland (1939-1945),
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    Poland,
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    Eastern Europe, Europe,
  • 1944-1953
Settings:
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    Poland,
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    Eastern Europe, Europe,
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    Italy,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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    Australia,
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  • ca. 1935-1955
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