Chapters 28, 29, 30 & 31. 50 th Gate!. Chapter 28. Yossl , Mark’s father, recollects his arrival in Auschwitz- Birkenau and how it was the ‘worst day in his entire life’.
the bodies burned
letters soaring high
turned to ashen dust
The anaphora of ‘the’ could be interpreted as being a structural, or metaphoric, representation of the physical anaphora, or accumulation, of ‘the bodies burned’.