Admitting the Holocaust : collected essays / Lawrence L. Langer.

By: Langer, Lawrence LContributor(s): GaleMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Gale Virtual Reference Library; Gale eBooksPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 1995Description: 1 online resource (202 p.)ISBN: 9780195313598 (electronic book); 0195313593 (electronic book)Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Moral and ethical aspects | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature | Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticismAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Admitting the Holocaust.DDC classification: 940.53/18 LOC classification: D804.3Online resources: Available via Gale eBooks. Click here to access
Contents:
Introduction -- Memory's time: chronology and duration in holocaust testimonies -- Beyond theodicy: Jewish victims and the holocaust -- A tainted legacy: remembering the Warsaw ghetto -- Ghetto chronicles: life at the brink -- Cultural resistance to genocide -- Understanding atrocity: killers and victims in the holocaust -- Fictional pacts and factual fictions: history in holocaust literature -- The literature of Auschwitz -- Kafka as holocaust prophet: a dissenting view -- Aharon Appelfeld and the language of sinister silence -- Myth and truth in Cynthia Ozick's "The Shawl" and "Rosa" -- Malamud's Jews and the holocaust experience -- The Americanization of the holocaust on stage and screen -- What more can be said about the holocaust? -- Notes -- Index.
Summary: A series of penetrating often gripping essays covers a wide range of issues, from the Holocaust's relation to time and memory and its portrayal in literature to its use and abuse by culture and its role in reshaping our sense of history's legacy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Memory's time: chronology and duration in holocaust testimonies -- Beyond theodicy: Jewish victims and the holocaust -- A tainted legacy: remembering the Warsaw ghetto -- Ghetto chronicles: life at the brink -- Cultural resistance to genocide -- Understanding atrocity: killers and victims in the holocaust -- Fictional pacts and factual fictions: history in holocaust literature -- The literature of Auschwitz -- Kafka as holocaust prophet: a dissenting view -- Aharon Appelfeld and the language of sinister silence -- Myth and truth in Cynthia Ozick's "The Shawl" and "Rosa" -- Malamud's Jews and the holocaust experience -- The Americanization of the holocaust on stage and screen -- What more can be said about the holocaust? -- Notes -- Index.

A series of penetrating often gripping essays covers a wide range of issues, from the Holocaust's relation to time and memory and its portrayal in literature to its use and abuse by culture and its role in reshaping our sense of history's legacy.

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