Marianne Hirsch is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at Columbia University. Her most recent books are Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory, written with Leo Spitzer, and The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust.
Nancy K. Miller is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her most recent books are But Enough About Me: Why We Read Other People's Lives and the family memoir, What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past.
“Hirsch and Spitzer expose the complex layers that inform our understanding of the past.” - Jewish Book World
“Eminently readable. . . . Hirsch’s depiction of prewar Jewish life is masterful.” - Norman Ravvin, Canadian Jewish News
“Unique . . . Ghosts of Home collects the fragments of one place and provides us with an artifact that is as close as we will ever come to ‘perfect rest.’” - Tikkun Magazine
“An interesting volume.” - German Studies Review
“The ability to observe, evaluate, and contextualize habits and specific objects is one of the greatest strengths of this book.” - Austrian History Yearbook
“[This] monumental book . . . is a stunning marriage of intellectual curiosity and personal search. [It] reads with the poignancy of memoir, yet in a collective voice. . . . The overarching authorial voice is nuanced and reflective but also informed. ” - Pri’s The World