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Representing the Holocaust in Children''s Literature.

By: Kokkola, Lydia.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Children''s Literature and Culture: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (433 p.).ISBN: 9781135354046.Subject(s): Children -- Books and reading | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature -- History and criticism | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Juvenile fiction -- History and criticism | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Juvenile literature -- History and criticism | Youth -- Books and readingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Representing the Holocaust in Children''s LiteratureDDC classification: 809.3/9358 | 809.39358 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Series Editor's Foreword; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 NON-REPRESENTATION: THE VOICE OF SILENCE; Chapter 2 WRITING HISTORY: CREATING FICTIONS; Chapter 3 CROSSING BORDERS: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FICTION?; Chapter 4 ATTRACTION-REPULSION: THE APPEAL OF HOLOCAUST LITERATURE; CONCLUSION: UNDERSTANDING THE HOLOCAUST? LITERATURE IN EDUCATION; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary: First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Series Editor's Foreword; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 NON-REPRESENTATION: THE VOICE OF SILENCE; Chapter 2 WRITING HISTORY: CREATING FICTIONS; Chapter 3 CROSSING BORDERS: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FICTION?; Chapter 4 ATTRACTION-REPULSION: THE APPEAL OF HOLOCAUST LITERATURE; CONCLUSION: UNDERSTANDING THE HOLOCAUST? LITERATURE IN EDUCATION; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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CHOICE Review

Kokkola (Turku Univ., Finland) opens with an introduction that demonstrates her sensitivity to volatile issues in Holocaust studies. She differentiates her own perspective as a non-Jew and non-German from those of the authors of two other recent books on the subject: Adrienne Kertzer (My Mother's Voice, CH, Jun'02) and Hamida Bosmajian (Sparing the Child, CH, Oct'02). Kokkola's book also differs from these in that she foregrounds theory and uses almost 80 literary texts as examples of theoretical stances. Her approach is eclectic, drawing on high theorists (e.g., Julia Kristeva, Hayden White), Holocaust scholars (Lawrence Langer, Berel Lang, Sara Horowitz, et al.), and critics of children's literature (Marina Warner, Rod McGillis). Kokkola treats not only standard works of Holocaust fiction and memoir written for children, but also texts not usually considered children's literature: Art Spiegelman's Maus, Binjamin Wilkomirski's Fragments, and Louis Begley's Wartime Lies. Perhaps the most original contribution of this provocative book is chapter 3, "Crossing Borders: Autobiographical Fiction?" in which Kokkola outlines the assumptions that young adults bring to the reading of various genres and how such assumptions are challenged by Holocaust writing, which often blurs fiction, autobiography, and biography. Also of interest are explorations of "fascinating fascism," the erotic, and "Holocaust humor." ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All collections. E. R. Baer Gustavus Adolphus College

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<p>Lydia Kokkola is a Collegium Researcher at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies(TIAS) University of Turku, Finland. She is also Adjunct Professor of Children's Literature in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.</p> <p> </p>

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