Professor Lawrence L. Langer
Lawrence L. Langer was born in New York City and educated at City College of New York and Harvard University. He is Professor of English Emeritus at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Among his books are The Holocaust and the Literary Imagination; Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism in 1991; Art from the Ashes: A Holocaust Anthology; Preempting the Holocaust; and most recently Using and Abusing the Holocaust. He has collaborated with Samuel Bak on five volumes of the artist’s work, for which he wrote critical introductions and commentaries. Professor Langer has worked with Facing History and Ourselves for many years and his extensive knowledge and understanding of the history of the Holocaust has had a great impact on the work we do. He and his wife, Sandy, live in West Newton, Massachusetts.
Click here to read professor Langer's introduction to the Illuminations catalogue.