By Jean Amery
"These are pages that one reads with virtually actual pain...all the technique to its stoic conclusion." -- Primo Levi"The testimony of a profoundly severe man.... In its each flip and crease, it bears the marks of the true." -- Irving Howe, New Republic"This impressive memoir...is the autobiography of an awfully acute sense of right and wrong. With the ear of a poet and the attention of a novelist, Amery vividly communicates the ask yourself of a thinker -- a ask yourself right here aroused through the 'dark riddle' of the Nazi regime and its systematic sadism." -- Jim Miller, Newsweek"Whoever has succumbed to torture can now not believe at domestic on the earth. The disgrace of destruction can't be erased. belief on the planet, which already collapsed partly on the first blow, yet finally, lower than torture, absolutely, should not regained. That one's fellow guy was once skilled because the antiman continues to be within the tortured individual as accrued horror. It blocks the view right into a international within which the main of desire ideas. one that was once martyred is a defenseless prisoner of worry. it's worry that henceforth reigns over him." -- Jean AmeryAt the Mind's Limits is the tale of 1 man's extraordinary fight to appreciate the truth of horror. In 5 autobiographical essays, Amery describes his survival -- psychological, ethical, and actual -- throughout the enormity of the Holocaust. exceptionally, this masterful checklist of introspection tells of a tender Viennese intellectual's fervent imaginative and prescient of human nature and the betrayal of that imaginative and prescient.