The Last Resistance

Jacqueline Rose’s The Last Resistance is a fascinating, erudite, often dense, frequently
insightful work. It is a collection of Rose’s recent public addresses and occasional
writings, from periodicals such as the London Review of Books and the New York
Review of Books, on a cluster of topics to do with psychoanalysis, Jewishness,
Zionism, the legacy of the Holocaust and the power of literature. There are three
outstanding pieces: ‘Born Jewish,’ on the great Belgian socialist, Marcel Liebman,
[1] ‘Continuing the Dialogue,’ on the late Edward Said, [2] and ‘On Gillian Rose,’
a moving tribute to her sister. [3]

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