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Holocaust Literature: An Introductionby Leonard Orr
Synopses & Reviews
Helping students navigate a full range of texts, concepts and debates, this is a comprehensive introduction to the vast and emotionally charged field of Holocaust Literature from 1933 to the present.
Holocaust Literature: An Introduction covers:
- A wide range of genres, from diaries and memoirs to fiction, poetry, drama and film.
- Key themes such as trauma, memory, translation, identity, authenticity and aesthetics.
- Writers who experienced the Holocaust and those grappling with its legacy.
- Debates over canonicity in Holocaust literature.
- Advice on further reading for students embarking on additional research.
Includes readings of work by such figures as: Anne Frank, Victor Klemperer, Charlotte Salomon, Elie Wiesel, Primo Levi, Jean Améry, Tadeusz Borowski, Imre Kertész, Jakov Lind, Irène Némirovsky, Paul Celan Miklós Radnóti, Nelly Sachs, Saul Bellow, W.G. Sebald, David Grossman, Georges Perec, Dan Pagis, Michael Chabon, Philip Roth, Art Spiegelman and Steven Spielberg.
About the Author
Leonard Orr Leonard Orr is Professor of English at Washington State University Vancouver, USA. His previous publications include, as editor, Joyce, Imperialism, and Postcolonialism (2008).
Table of Contents
1. "Holocaust Literature": A Contested Category
2. Issues and Controversies
2.1. Authenticity and Objectivity, and the "Sacralization" of the Holocaust
2.2. Aesthetics of the Unspeakable
2.3. Trauma and Memory
2.4. National Memory and Collective Forgetting
2.5. Loss of Language and Identity
2.6. Translation and Other Mediation
3. Genres: Texts from those who experienced the Holocaust directly
3.1. Diaries and Journals
4. Beyond Immediate Experience: In the Shadow of the Holocaust
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