Literature of the Holocaust

The expert contributors to this volume, who negotiate the literature in the original languages, provide insight into the influence of national traditions and the importance of language, especially but not exclusively Yiddish and Hebrew, to ...

Literature of the Holocaust

Author: Alan Rosen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107008654

Page: 310

View: 528

During and in the aftermath of the dark period of the Holocaust, writers across Europe and America sought to express their feelings and experiences through their writings. This book provides a comprehensive account of these writings through essays from expert scholars, covering a wide geographic, linguistic, thematic and generic range of materials. Such an overview is particularly appropriate at a time when the corpus of Holocaust literature has grown to immense proportions and when guidance is needed in determining a canon of essential readings, a context to interpret them, and a paradigm for the evolution of writing on the Holocaust. The expert contributors to this volume, who negotiate the literature in the original languages, provide insight into the influence of national traditions and the importance of language, especially but not exclusively Yiddish and Hebrew, to the literary response arising from the Holocaust.

Literature of the Holocaust

Examines the literature of the period of the Holocaust in Jewish history that includes the work of James E. Young, Lawrence W. Langer, Geoffrey H. Hartman and others.

Literature of the Holocaust

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438114990

Page: 334

View: 389

Examines the literature of the period of the Holocaust in Jewish history that includes the work of James E. Young, Lawrence W. Langer, Geoffrey H. Hartman and others.

Hebrew Literature in the Wake of the Holocaust

This volume seeks to examine the ways in which the experience has been approached and conveyed to the reader by Israeli writing.

Hebrew Literature in the Wake of the Holocaust

Author: Leon I. Yudkin

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838634998

Page: 131

View: 517

Although writers have encountered difficulty in finding the appropriate medium for the transcription of the Holocaust experience, the Holocaust has become a major theme in Hebrew literature. This volume seeks to examine the ways in which the experience has been approached and conveyed to the reader by Israeli writing.

Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature

Arranged alphabetically by author, the entries are organized into three primary divisions: (1) an opening section on why the author's work is significant or distinctive; (2) a section containing biographical information, followed by (3) a ...

Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature

Author: Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies University of Texas at Dallas David Patterson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562577

Page: 263

View: 978

Whether it's a novel, memoir, diary, poem, or drama, a common thread runs through the literature of the Nazi Holocaust--a "motif of personal testimony to the dearness of humanity." With that perspective the expert authors of Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature undertake profiling 128 of the most influential first generation authors who either survived, perished, or were closely connected to the Holocaust. Arranged alphabetically by author, the entries are organized into three primary divisions: (1) an opening section on why the author's work is significant or distinctive; (2) a section containing biographical information, followed by (3) a critical examination of the highlights of the author's work. The Encyclopedia is intended for all students and teachers of the Holocaust, regardless of their levels of learning.

After Representation

As experts in the study of literature and culture, the scholars in this collection examine the shifting cultural contexts for Holocaust representation and reveal how writersùwhether they write as witnesses to the Holocaust or at an ...

After Representation

Author: R. Clifton Spargo

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813548159

Page: 256

View: 340

After Representation? explores one of the major issues in Holocaust studiesùthe intersection of memory and ethics in artistic expression, particularly within literature. As experts in the study of literature and culture, the scholars in this collection examine the shifting cultural contexts for Holocaust representation and reveal how writersùwhether they write as witnesses to the Holocaust or at an imaginative distance from the Nazi genocideùarticulate the shadowy borderline between fact and fiction, between event and expression, and between the condition of life endured in atrocity and the hope of a meaningful existence. What imaginative literature brings to the study of the Holocaust is an ability to test the limits of language and its conventions. After Representation? moves beyond the suspicion of representation and explores the changing meaning of the Holocaust for different generations, audiences, and contexts.

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature

Work entries discuss each work in detail and include a critical essay written by an expert in the field. Value added features include chronologies, further reading lists and nationality, concentration camp and title indexes.

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature

Author: Thomas Riggs

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN:

Page: 714

View: 662

Provides biographical and critical essays on 223 writers connected to or concerned with the Holocaust, as well as separate essays on 307 of their works.

Translating Holocaust Literature

While there is a spate of literature about the impossibility to represent the Holocaust, not much has been written on the links between translation in its specific linguistic sense, translation studies, and the Holocaust, a niche this ...

Translating Holocaust Literature

Author: Peter Arnds

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3847005014

Page: 156

View: 691

In his testimony on his survival in Auschwitz Primo Levi said “our language lacks words to express this offense, the demolition of a man”. If language, if any language, lacks the words to express the experience of the concentration camps, how does one write the unspeakable? How can it then be translated? The limits of representation and translation seem to be closely linked when it comes to writing about the Holocaust – whether as fiction, memoir, testimony – a phenomenon the current study examines. While there is a spate of literature about the impossibility to represent the Holocaust , not much has been written on the links between translation in its specific linguistic sense, translation studies, and the Holocaust, a niche this volume aims to fill.

Holocaust Literature

"This massive compendium of Holocaust material encompasses three distinct categories: conceptual issues, regional studies, and the fine arts....The contributions of so many recognized scholars makes this an important reference tool.

Holocaust Literature

Author: Saul S. Friedman

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 677

View: 222

"This massive compendium of Holocaust material encompasses three distinct categories: conceptual issues, regional studies, and the fine arts....The contributions of so many recognized scholars makes this an important reference tool." Library Journal

By Words Alone

The result, as Ezrahi shows in By Words Alone, is a body of literature that transcends national and cultural boundaries and shares a spectrum of attitudes toward the concentration camps and the world beyond, toward the past and the future.

By Words Alone

Author: Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226233375

Page: 276

View: 497

The creative literature that evolved from the Holocaust constitutes an unprecedented encounter between art and life. Those who wrote about the Holocaust were forced to extend the limits of their imaginations to encompass unspeakably violent extremes of human behavior. The result, as Ezrahi shows in By Words Alone, is a body of literature that transcends national and cultural boundaries and shares a spectrum of attitudes toward the concentration camps and the world beyond, toward the past and the future.

Literature of the Holocaust

The expert contributors to this volume, who negotiate the literature in the original languages, provide insight into the influence of national traditions and the importance of language, especially but not exclusively Yiddish and Hebrew, to ...

Literature of the Holocaust

Author: Alan Charles Rosen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781107702462

Page: 310

View: 161

During and in the aftermath of the dark period of the Holocaust, writers across Europe and America sought to express their feelings and experiences through their writings. This book provides a comprehensive account of these writings through essays from expert scholars, covering a wide geographic, linguistic, thematic and generic range of materials. Such an overview is particularly appropriate at a time when the corpus of Holocaust literature has grown to immense proportions and when guidance is needed in determining a canon of essential readings, a context to interpret them, and a paradigm for the evolution of writing on the Holocaust. The expert contributors to this volume, who negotiate the literature in the original languages, provide insight into the influence of national traditions and the importance of language, especially but not exclusively Yiddish and Hebrew, to the literary response arising from the Holocaust.

The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture

The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture reflects current approaches to Holocaust literature that open up future thinking on Holocaust representation.

The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture

Author: Victoria Aarons

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030334287

Page: 840

View: 846

The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture reflects current approaches to Holocaust literature that open up future thinking on Holocaust representation. The chapters consider diverse generational perspectives—survivor writing, second and third generation—and genres—memoirs, poetry, novels, graphic narratives, films, video-testimonies, and other forms of literary and cultural expression. In turn, these perspectives create interactions among generations, genres, temporalities, and cultural contexts. The volume also participates in the ongoing project of responding to and talking through moments of rupture and incompletion that represent an opportunity to contribute to the making of meaning through the continuation of narratives of the past. As such, the chapters in this volume pose options for reading Holocaust texts, offering openings for further discussion and exploration. The inquiring body of interpretive scholarship responding to the Shoah becomes itself a story, a narrative that materially extends our inquiry into that history.

Holocaust Literature Lerner to Zychlinsky index

The collection is alphabetically arranged and consists of high-quality biocritical essays on 309 writers who are first-, second-, and third-generation survivors or important thinkers and spokespersons on the Holocaust.

Holocaust Literature  Lerner to Zychlinsky  index

Author: S. Lillian Kremer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415929844

Page: 1499

View: 462

Review: "This encyclopedia offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the important writers and works that form the literature about the Holocaust and its consequences. The collection is alphabetically arranged and consists of high-quality biocritical essays on 309 writers who are first-, second-, and third-generation survivors or important thinkers and spokespersons on the Holocaust. An essential literary reference work, this publication is an important addition to the genre and a solid value for public and academic libraries."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable

Many books focus on issues of Holocaust representation, but few address why the Holocaust in particular poses such a representational problem. David Patterson draws from Emmanuel Levinas’s contention that the Good cannot be represented.

The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable

Author: David Patterson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438470061

Page: 320

View: 789

Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil. Many books focus on issues of Holocaust representation, but few address why the Holocaust in particular poses such a representational problem. David Patterson draws from Emmanuel Levinas’s contention that the Good cannot be represented. He argues that the assault on the Good is equally nonrepresentable and this nonrepresentable aspect of the Holocaust is its distinguishing feature. Utilizing Jewish religious thought, Patterson examines how the literary word expresses the ineffable and how the photographic image manifests the invisible. Where the Holocaust is concerned, representation is a matter not of imagination but of ethical implication, not of what it was like but of what must be done. Ultimately Patterson provides a deeper understanding of why the Holocaust itself is indefinable—not only as an evil but also as a fundamental assault on the very categories of good and evil affirmed over centuries of Jewish teaching and testimony. “This book commands respect, both for the author’s immense and intimate knowledge of what has become a vast body of work and for his unconditional commitment to the subject. I am in awe of what I have just read.” — Dorota Glowacka, coeditor of Between Ethics and Aesthetics: Crossing the Boundaries

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature

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.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature

Author: Jenni Adams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472587448

Page: 352

View: 619

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.

Holocaust Literature

A comprehensive assessment of Holocaust literature, from World War II to the present day

Holocaust Literature

Author: David G. Roskies

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611683599

Page: 355

View: 739

A comprehensive assessment of Holocaust literature, from World War II to the present day

My Mother s Voice

In approaching these and other questions, Kertzer uses the lens of children’s literature to problematize the ways in which various adult discourses represent the Holocaust, and continually challenges the conventional belief that ...

My Mother s Voice

Author: Adrienne Kertzer

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551113401

Page: 384

View: 517

Named Honor Book of the Year by the Children’s Literature Association Winner: 2003 Canadian Jewish Book Award for scholarship on a Jewish subject Finalist: 2003 Alberta Book Awards Scholarly Book of the Year How do children’s books represent the Holocaust? How do such books negotiate the tension between the desire to protect children, and the commitment to tell children the truth about the world? If Holocaust representations in children’s books respect the narrative conventions of hope and happy endings, how do they differ, if at all, from popular representations intended for adult audiences? And where does innocence lie, if the children’s fable of Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful is marketed for adults, and far more troubling survivor memoirs such as Anita Lobel’s No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War are marketed for children? How should Holocaust Studies integrate discourse about children’s literature into its discussions? In approaching these and other questions, Kertzer uses the lens of children’s literature to problematize the ways in which various adult discourses represent the Holocaust, and continually challenges the conventional belief that children’s literature is the place for easy answers and optimistic lessons.

The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film

One way they have achieved this is through elements of fantasy. Covering a range of theoretical perspectives, this collection of essays explores the use of fantastic story-telling in Holocaust literature and film.

The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film

Author: Judith B. Kerman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786458747

Page: 244

View: 231

When reality becomes fantastic, what literary effects will render it credible or comprehensible? To respond meaningfully to the surreality of the Holocaust, writers must produce works of moral and emotional complexity. One way they have achieved this is through elements of fantasy. Covering a range of theoretical perspectives, this collection of essays explores the use of fantastic story-telling in Holocaust literature and film. Writers such as Jane Yolen and Art Spiegelman are discussed, as well as the sci-fi television series V (1983), Stephen King's novella Apt Pupil (1982), Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Martin Scorsese's dark thriller Shutter Island (2010).

Teaching Holocaust Literature and Film

Does this unique and disturbing subject demand alternative pedagogic strategies? What is the role of ethics in the classroom encounter with the Holocaust? Scholars address these and other questions in this collection.

Teaching Holocaust Literature and Film

Author: R. Eaglestone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230591809

Page: 170

View: 271

The representation of the Holocaust in literature and film has confronted lecturers and students with some challenging questions. Does this unique and disturbing subject demand alternative pedagogic strategies? What is the role of ethics in the classroom encounter with the Holocaust? Scholars address these and other questions in this collection.

German Holocaust Literature

A study of works by German and German-Jewish writers up to 1970.

German Holocaust Literature

Author: Susan E. Cernyak-Spatz

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 144

View: 277

A study of works by German and German-Jewish writers up to 1970. Concludes that characterizations of the Nazi and of the Jewish victim have progressed from stereotypes of good and evil to the depiction of individuals with psychological motivations. This process indicates a willingness among young German writers to accept the responsibility of the whole nation for the Holocaust.