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Witnessing, Memory, Poetics : H. G. Adler and W. G. Sebald

By: Finch, Helen.
Contributor(s): Wolff, Lynn L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture: Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2014Description: 1 online resource (334 p.).ISBN: 9781782043287.Subject(s): Adler, H. G. -- Criticism and interpretation | Collective memory and literature | History and literature | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) in literature | Memory in literature | Psychic trauma in literature | Sebald, W. G. (Winfried Georg), 1944-2001 -- Criticism and interpretationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Witnessing, Memory, Poetics : H. G. Adler and W. G. SebaldDDC classification: 833/.914 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: The Adler-Sebald Intertextual Relationship as Paradigm for Intergenerational Literary Testimony; Part I. Intertexts in Context; 1: Opening Address: The Connections between H. G. Adler and W. G. Sebald, from a Personal Perspective; 2: Memory's Witness-Witnessing Memory; 3: Writing the Medusa: A Documentation of H. G. Adler and Theresienstadt in W. G. Sebald's Library; Part II. Witnessing Trauma and the Poetics of Witnessing; 4: Bearing Witness: The Poetics of H. G. Adler and W. G. Sebald
5: "Schmerzensspuren der Geschichte(n)": Memory and Intertextuality in H. G. Adler and W. G. Sebald6: "Der Autor zwischen Literatur und Politik": H. G. Adler's "Engagement" and W. G. Sebald's "Restitution"; Part III. Memory, Memorialization and the Re-Presentation of History; 7: Memory, Witness, and the (Holocaust) Museum in H. G. Adler and W. G. Sebald; 8: History, Emotions, Literature: The Representation of Theresienstadt in H. G. Adler's Theresienstadt 1941-1945: Das Antlitz einer Zwangsgemeinschaft and W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz; Part IV. Literary Legacies and Networks
9: The Kafkaesque in H. G. Adler's and W. G. Sebald's Literary Historiographies10: Generational Conflicts, Generational Affinities: Broch, Adorno, Adler, Sebald; 11: "Der verwerfliche Literaturbetrieb unserer Epoche": H. G. Adler and the Postwar West German "Literary Field"; Afterword; Bibliography; Contributors; Index; Backcover
Summary: Investigates the connections between German writers H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald and reveals a new hybrid paradigm of writing about the Holocaust in light of the wider literary-political implications of Holocaust representation since 1945.
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Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: The Adler-Sebald Intertextual Relationship as Paradigm for Intergenerational Literary Testimony; Part I. Intertexts in Context; 1: Opening Address: The Connections between H. G. Adler and W. G. Sebald, from a Personal Perspective; 2: Memory's Witness-Witnessing Memory; 3: Writing the Medusa: A Documentation of H. G. Adler and Theresienstadt in W. G. Sebald's Library; Part II. Witnessing Trauma and the Poetics of Witnessing; 4: Bearing Witness: The Poetics of H. G. Adler and W. G. Sebald

5: "Schmerzensspuren der Geschichte(n)": Memory and Intertextuality in H. G. Adler and W. G. Sebald6: "Der Autor zwischen Literatur und Politik": H. G. Adler's "Engagement" and W. G. Sebald's "Restitution"; Part III. Memory, Memorialization and the Re-Presentation of History; 7: Memory, Witness, and the (Holocaust) Museum in H. G. Adler and W. G. Sebald; 8: History, Emotions, Literature: The Representation of Theresienstadt in H. G. Adler's Theresienstadt 1941-1945: Das Antlitz einer Zwangsgemeinschaft and W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz; Part IV. Literary Legacies and Networks

9: The Kafkaesque in H. G. Adler's and W. G. Sebald's Literary Historiographies10: Generational Conflicts, Generational Affinities: Broch, Adorno, Adler, Sebald; 11: "Der verwerfliche Literaturbetrieb unserer Epoche": H. G. Adler and the Postwar West German "Literary Field"; Afterword; Bibliography; Contributors; Index; Backcover

Investigates the connections between German writers H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald and reveals a new hybrid paradigm of writing about the Holocaust in light of the wider literary-political implications of Holocaust representation since 1945.

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This collection of essays by experts on Sebald and scholars of Adler's seminal work on the Nazi concentration camp at Theresienstadt has been long in coming. Adler's Theresienstadt: 1941-1945 (German, 1960) is discussed at some length in Sebald's novel Austerlitz (2001), but scholarly attention to Adler's other writings, namely his considerable body of prose fiction, parables, and "observations" (Betrachtungen), has been relatively meager. The contributors to the present volume, who include Adler's contemporary translator Peter Filkins, are keen to set the record straight. In her contribution, Sebald's interpreter and erstwhile colleague at the University of East Anglia, Jo Catling, provides the guiding analogy for the essays on his work, taking up his comparison--suggested in an interview--of depictions of the horrors of the Holocaust with gazing at the head of Medusa. To conclude the collection, Frank Finlay explores the relationship between Adler and Heinrich Böll within the context of the postwar West German literary scene. Most contributors to this volume are British, and their discussions evince the kind of impeccable scholarship one expects in offerings by Camden House. A welcome addition to the scholarship on both Sebald and Adler, this book will find an audience among historians as well as specialists in 20th-century German literature. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty. --Mark McCulloh, Davidson College

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