The Afterlife of Anne Frank

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In my latest column for the Jerusalem Post, I look at the post-literary career of Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl.

My primary interest is In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, an indie music masterpiece from Neutral Milk Hotel (that’s the name of the band, folks), that is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year.

But there’s more:

There is an asteroid named after Anne Frank, a Japanese anime version of The Diary and a Web-comic called Anne Frank Conquers the Moon Nazis. There are so many unorthodox depictions of Anne Frank’s story that, in 2005, New York University’s Working Group on Jews/Media/Religion held a colloquium called “Mediating Anne Frank” to examine the range of cultural products inspired by Anne’s diary. (MORE)

You can find out more about the NYU Working Group’s “Mediating Anne Frank” on Modiya.

Posted on April 25, 2008
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