This book examines four key areas of Jorge Semprun's writing: his relationship to language, exile and identity; the range of narrative strategies deployed in representing his experience of Buchenwald; the ethical aspects of his reworking of autobiography; and his political thinking on Europe.
Introduction 1. Exile and Identity 2. Politics and the Encounter with History 3. Representing Buchenwald 4. Writing the Other 5. Europe 6. Afterword