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Thomas Keneally

Fecha de nacimiento: 7. Octubre 1935

Thomas Michael Keneally AO es un escritor australiano, autor de la novela El arca de Schindler, que fue adaptada al cine en la película de Steven Spielberg, La lista de Schindler.


„Quien salva una sola vida, salva al mundo entero.“ Schindler's List

„El problema es que se recuerda esta lista con una intensidad tal que su mismo ardor confunde los hechos. La lista era un bien absoluto. La lista era la vida. Más allá de sus márgenes se abría el abismo.“ Schindler's List


„Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.“ Schindler's List

„Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don't“

„But then what is the alternative to trying to tell the truth about the Holocaust, the Famine, the Armenian genocide, the injustice of dispossession in the Americas and Australia? That everyone should be reduced to silence? To pretend that the Holocaust was the work merely of a well-armed minority who didn’t do as much harm as is claimed-and likewise, to argue that the Irish Famine was either an inevitability or the fault of the Irish-is to say that both were mere unreliable rumors, and not the great motors of history they so obviously proved to be. It suited me to think so at the time, but still I believe it to be true, that if there are going to be areas of history which are off-bounds, then in principle we are reduced to fudging, to cosmetic narrative.“ Searching for Schindler: A Memoir

„The principle was, death should not be entered like some snug harbor. It should be an unambiguous refusal to surrender.“ Schindler's List

„Paradox is beloved of novelists. The despised savior, the humane whore, the selfish man suddenly munificent, the wise fool, and the cowardly hero. Most writers spend their lives writing about unexpected malice in the supposedly virtuous, and unexpected virtue in the supposedly sinful.“ Searching for Schindler: A Memoir

„The List is Life.", Schindler's List“ Schindler's List


„He was one of those men who, even in the years of peace, would have advised his congregation that while God may well be honored by the inflexibility of the pious, he might also be honored by the flexibility of the sensible.“ Schindler's List

„Personal finances are like people’s personal health, crucial and tragic to the sufferer but tedious to the listener.“ Searching for Schindler: A Memoir

„It is not too fantastic to say that he desired them with some of the absolute passion that characterised the exposed and flaming heart of Jesus which hung on Emilie’s wall. Since this narrative has tried to avoid the canonisation of the Herr Direktor, the idea of the sensual Oskar as the desirer of souls has to be proved.“ Schindler's List

„Sometimes tyrants do away with the necessity of satire by imposing absurdity themselves.“


„The taste one gets of death in dreams I find more penetrating and atmospheric than the ordinary fear one might suffer while awake.“ Searching for Schindler: A Memoir

„Oskar knew people would catch that trolley anyhow. Doors closed, no stops, machine guns on walls—it wouldn’t matter. Humans were incurable that way. People would try to get off it, someone’s loyal Polish maid with a parcel of sausage. And people would try to get on, some fast-moving athletic young man like Leopold Pfefferberg with a pocketful of diamonds or Occupation złoty or a message in code for the partisans. People responded to any slim chance, even if it was an outside one, its doors locked shut, moving fast between mute walls.“ Schindler's List

„He [Rabbi Menasha Levartov] was one of those men who, even in the years of peace, would have advised his congregation that while God may well be honored by the inflexibility of the pious, he might also be honored by the flexibility of the sensible.“ Schindler's List

„High Europe always played at ethnic contempt because it was High Europe, and so had the strength, the authority, to make the racial rules. We great unwashed of the outer world, on the coasts of new continents, though we might ourselves have behaved atrociously to indigenes, were baffled by the determination with which Europe returned to the frenzies of racial myth. Nice boys and not-so-nice boys took up the theme, put on the uniform, did the dirty work.“ Searching for Schindler: A Memoir

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