Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust

Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust : Narrative and the Consequences of Interpretation

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"... a fresh critical model for students of Holocaust literature and historiography... " -B'nai B'rith Messenger"This is the first and most sophisticated attempt I have come across to apply modern literary theory to Holocaust material, and the act of mediation which it involves is worthy of praise." -Naomi Diamant, Prooftexts"This is an authoritative and comprehensive, critical study covering all aspects of the remembrance of the Holocaust. James E. Young has written an exhaustive work, analyzing the many forms in which the Holocaust has been dealt with... " -AJL Newsletter"The first truly critical as well as comprehensive study of Holocaust narratives.... No one has clarified so well the 'texture of memory'." -Geoffrey Hartman"... a fascinating study.... thought provoking and elegantly written... " -Holocaust and Genocide Studies"A brilliant performance." -The Book Reader"... meticulously crafted and documented... far outranks the multitude of new titles on Holocaust topics." -Choiceshow more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 12 b&w photos
  • 0253206138
  • 9780253206138
  • 605,312

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction: Narrative and the Consequences of InterpretationI. Interpreting Literary Testimony1. On Rereading Holocaust Diaries and Memoirs2. From Witness to Legend: Tales of the Holocaust3. Holocaust Documentary Fiction: Novelist as Eyewitness4. Documentary Theater, Ideology, and the Rhetoric of FaceII. Figuring and Refiguring the Holocaust: Interpreting Holocaust Metaphor5. Names of the Holocaust: Meaning and Consequences6. The Holocaust Becomes an Archetype7. The Holocaust Confessions of Sylvia Plath8. When Soldier-Poets Remember the Holocaust: Antiwar Poetry in IsraelIII. Texts of the Holocaust: A Narrative CritiqueIntroduction9. Holocaust Video and Cinemagraphic Testimony: Documenting the Witness10. The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and MeaningConclusionNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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"... a fresh critical model for students of Holocaust literature and historiography" B'nai B'rith Messenger "This is the first and most sophisticated attempt I have come across to apply modern literary theory to Holocaust material, and the act of mediation which it involves is worthy of praise." Naomi Diamant, Prooftexts "This is an authoritative and comprehensive, critical study covering all aspects of the remembrance of the Holocaust. James E. Young has written an exhaustive work, analyzing the many forms in which the Holocuast has been dealt with ... " AJL Newsletter "The first truly critical as well as comprehensive study of Holocaust narratives... No one has clarified so well the 'texture of memory'." --Geoffrey Hartman " ... a fascinating study... thought provoking and elegantly written ... " --Holocaust and Genocide Studies "A brilliant performance." --The Book Reader " ... meticulously crafted and documented ... far outranks the multitude of new titles on Holocaust topics." --Choiceshow more

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