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Admitting the Holocaust : collected essays

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Admitting the Holocaust : collected essays
Call No: 814.54 L27a

Call Number814.54 L27a
Dates1995
Statement of ResponsibilityLawrence L. Langer.
Creators & ContributorsLanger, Lawrence L. (author)
Summary"In the face of the Holocaust, writes Lawrence L. Langer, our age clings to the stable relics of faded eras, as if ideas like natural innocence, innate dignity, the inviolable spirit, and the triumph of art over reality were immured in some kind of immortal shrine, immune to the ravages of history and time. But these ideas have been ravaged, and in Admitting the Holocaust Langer presents a series of essays that represent his effort, over nearly a decade, to wrestle with this rupture in human values—and to see the Holocaust as it really was. These penetrating and often gripping essays cover a wide range of issues, from the Holocaust's relation to time and memory and its portrayal in literature to its use and abuse by culture and its role in reshaping our sense of history's legacy. In many, Langer examines the ways in which accounts of the Holocaust—in history, literature, film, and theology—have extended, and sometimes limited, our insight into an event that is often said to defy understanding itself." —Publisher
Contents
  • Memory's time: chronology and duration in Holocaust testimonies
  • Beyond theodicy: Jewish victims and the Holocaust
  • A tainted legacy: remembering the Warsaw ghetto
  • Ghetto chronicles: life at the brink
  • Cultural resistance to genocide
  • Understanding atrocity: killers and victims in the Holocaust
  • Fictional facts and factual fictions: history in Holocaust literature
  • The literature of Auschwitz
  • Kafka as Holocaust prophet: a dissenting view
  • Aharon Appelfeld and the language of sinister silence
  • Myth and truth in Cynthia Ozick's "The shawl" and "Rosa"
  • Malamud's Jews and the Holocaust experience
  • The Americanization of the Holocaust on stage and screen
  • What more can be said about the Holocaust?
Physical Description 202 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Oxford University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 185193) and index
RecognitionPurchase made possible thanks to the Regina & Leo Wertman Endowment Fund