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The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature (Bloomsbury Companions)by Jenni (edt) Adams
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature is a comprehensive reference resource including a wealth of critical material on a diverse range of topics within the literary study of Holocaust writing. At its centre is a series of specially commissioned essays by leading scholars within the field: these address genre-specific issues such as the question of biographical and historical truth in Holocaust testimony, as well as broader topics including the politics of Holocaust representation and the validity of comparative approaches to the Holocaust in literature and criticism. The volume includes a substantial section detailing new and emergent trends within the literary study of the Holocaust, a concise glossary of major critical terminology, and an annotated bibliography of relevant research material.
Featuring original essays by: Victoria Aarons, Jenni Adams, Michael Bernard-Donals, Matthew Boswell, Stef Craps, Richard Crownshaw, Brett Ashley Kaplan and Fernando Herrero-Matoses, Adrienne Kertzer, Erin McGlothlin, David Miller, and Sue Vice.
A comprehensive reference guide to Holocaust Literature and its critical study, this book brings together leading international scholars to explore current concerns, the latest developments and future directions for the field. The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature covers genre-specific issues such as the question of biographical and historical truth in Holocaust testimony, as well as broader topics including the politics of Holocaust representation, literature and trauma and memory studies.
Clearly and accessibly organised to help practicing researchers quickly locate key information and analysis, the book includes an A to Z of key terms and full guides to further resources for scholars at all levels, including online resources and important critical studies. The book also includes interviews with major contemporary writers on their approach to writing about the Holocaust.
About the Author
Jenni Adams is Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her previous publications include Magic Realism in Holocaust Literature: Troping the Traumatic Real (2011).
Table of Contents
How to use this book \ Introduction \ Part I: A-Z of Key Terms and Concepts \ Part II: Current Research and Issues \ 1. Literary Tradition(s) and the Holocaust, Victoria Aarons \ 2. Questions of Truth in Holocaust Memoir and Testimony, Sue Vice \ 3. Poetry after Auschwitz: Reconsiderations \ 4. Relationships to Realism in Holocaust Fiction, Jenni Adams \ 5. Holocaust Literature and Theory, Michael Bernard-Donals \ 6. Childhood and the Holocaust, Adrienne Kertzer \ 7. Holocaust Postmemory, Brett Ashley Kaplan \ 8. Representing Perpetrators, Erin McGlothlin \ 9. The Holocaust and the Taboo, Matthew Boswell \ 10. Holocaust Literature: Comparative Approaches, Stef Craps \ 11. The Politics of Holocaust Representation, Rick Crownshaw \ Part III: New Directions in Holocaust Literary Studies \ Part IV: Contemporary Writers - Interviews \ Resources \ Annotated Bibliography \ Index.
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