Sophie's Choice - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

The narrator talks about a book by George Steiner called Language and Silence, which Stingo reads twenty years after his summer with Nathan and Sophie. He says it is the most insightful of all the books he has read on the Holocaust over the years, and it stands out in his mind because it was published in 1967, the same year Stingo would publish the novel of which he was most proud. By the time Stingo reads George Steiner's work in 1967, Stingo has already had several books published to wide acclaim. Stingo has found success as a writer, and he says he has always known one day he would write Sophie and Nathan's story. To that end, he spent a great deal of time over the years immersed in literature about the Holocaust, like Steiner's work. What always amazed Stingo most about this literature...

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