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The Holocaust and the text : speaking the unspeakable

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Call Number808.84 L43h
Dates2000; ©2000
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Andrew Leak and George Paizis.
Creators & ContributorsLeak, Andrew N. (editor)
Paizis, George (editor)
Lang, Berel (contributor)
Gordon, Robert S. C. (Robert Samuel Clive) (contributor)
Hardman, Anna (contributor)
Cheyette, Bryan (contributor)
Reiter, Andrea (contributor)
Eaglestone, Robert (contributor)
Parry, Ann (contributor)
Vice, Sue (contributor)
Yudkin, Leon I. (contributor)
Khalifa, Samuel (contributor)
Crowley, Martin (contributor)
Summary"The Holocaust is an event that refuses to stay in the past. By its nature it both defies and cries out for representation and interpretation; yet representation is at the same time necessarily reductive of the reality to which it refers. Yet however inadequate, representation, of one sort or another, is the only means we have to transmit and appropriate past human experience. The essays in this volume take as their starting point the strivings of imaginative writing to surmount this problem and the search for ways to connect past experience to the present and future: if we do not learn the lessons of history we risk repeating its tragic mistakes. The book leaves us with the message that literature might have a unique role to play in this respect." —Back cover
Contents
  1. Holocaust genres and the turn to history / Berel Lang
  2. Holocaust writing in context: Italy 1945–47 / Robert S.C. Gordon
  3. Representations of the Holocaust in women's testimony / Anna Hardman
  4. Between repulsion and attraction: George Steiner's post-Holocaust fiction / Bryan Cheyette
  5. The Holocaust as seen through the eyes of children / Andrea Reiter
  6. From behind the bars of quotations marks: Emmanuel Levinas's (non)-representation of the Holocaust / Robert Eaglestone
  7. Idioms for the unrepresentable: postwar fiction and the Shoah / Ann Parry
  8. The Demidenko affair and contemporary Holocaust fiction / Sue Vice
  9. Is Aharon Appelfeld a Holocaust writer? / Leon I. Yudkin
  10. The mirror of memory: Patrick Modiano's La lace de l'étoile and Dora Brader / Samuel Khalifa
  11. 'Il n'ya qu'une espèce humaine': between Duras and Antelme / Martin Crowley
Physical Description ix, 196 pages ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHoundmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press Ltd.
Notes
  • "In association with the Institute for Romance Studies and the Institute for English Studies, School of Advanced Study, the University of London, and the Wiener Library" —Title page
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Keith Morgan

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Lang, Berel (contributor)

Hardman, Anna (contributor)

Cheyette, Bryan (contributor)

Reiter, Andrea (contributor)

Eaglestone, Robert (contributor)

Parry, Ann (contributor)

Vice, Sue (contributor)

Yudkin, Leon I. (contributor)

Khalifa, Samuel (contributor)

Crowley, Martin (contributor)