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Witnessing, memory, poetics : H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald / edited by Helen Finch and Lynn L. Wolff.

Contributor(s): Finch, Helen (Helen Cleugh) [editor.] | Wolff, Lynn L [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Dialogue and disjunction: Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2014Description: 1 online resource (x, 322 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782043287; 1782043284.Subject(s): Literature and history | Memory in literature | Psychic trauma in literature | Collective memory and literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Witnessing, memory, poeticsDDC classification: 833/.914 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: the Adler-Sebald intertextual relationship as paradigm for intergenerational literary testimony / Helen Finch and Lynn l. Wolff -- Intertexts in context. The connections between H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald, from a personal perspective / Jeremy Adler -- Memory's witness-witnessing memory / Peter Filkins -- Writing the medusa: a documentation of H.G. Adler and Theresienstadt in W.G. Sebald's library / Jo Catling -- Witnessing trauma and the poetics of witnessing. Poetics of bearing witness: H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald / Katrin Kohl -- "Schmerzensspuren der geschichte(n)": memory and intertextuality in H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald / Kirstin Gwyer -- "Der autor zwischen literatur und politik": H.G. Adler's "engagement" and W.G. Sebald's "restitution" / Lynn l. Wolff -- Memory, memorialization and the re-presentation of history. Memory, witness, and the (Holocaust) Museum in H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald / Dora Osborne -- History, emotions, literature: the representation of Theresienstadt in H.G. Adler's Theresienstadt 1941-1945, antlitz einer zwangsgemeinschaft and W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz / Ruth Vogel-Klein -- Literary legacies and networks. The Kafkaesque in H.G. Adler's and W.G. Sebald's literary historiographies / Martin Modlinger -- Generational conflicts, generational affinities: Broch, Adorno, Adler, Sebald / Helen Finch -- "Der verwerfliche literaturbetrieb unserer epoche": H.G. Adler and the postwar West German "literary field" / Frank Finlay -- Afterword / Michael Kruger.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: the Adler-Sebald intertextual relationship as paradigm for intergenerational literary testimony / Helen Finch and Lynn l. Wolff -- Intertexts in context. The connections between H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald, from a personal perspective / Jeremy Adler -- Memory's witness-witnessing memory / Peter Filkins -- Writing the medusa: a documentation of H.G. Adler and Theresienstadt in W.G. Sebald's library / Jo Catling -- Witnessing trauma and the poetics of witnessing. Poetics of bearing witness: H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald / Katrin Kohl -- "Schmerzensspuren der geschichte(n)": memory and intertextuality in H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald / Kirstin Gwyer -- "Der autor zwischen literatur und politik": H.G. Adler's "engagement" and W.G. Sebald's "restitution" / Lynn l. Wolff -- Memory, memorialization and the re-presentation of history. Memory, witness, and the (Holocaust) Museum in H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald / Dora Osborne -- History, emotions, literature: the representation of Theresienstadt in H.G. Adler's Theresienstadt 1941-1945, antlitz einer zwangsgemeinschaft and W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz / Ruth Vogel-Klein -- Literary legacies and networks. The Kafkaesque in H.G. Adler's and W.G. Sebald's literary historiographies / Martin Modlinger -- Generational conflicts, generational affinities: Broch, Adorno, Adler, Sebald / Helen Finch -- "Der verwerfliche literaturbetrieb unserer epoche": H.G. Adler and the postwar West German "literary field" / Frank Finlay -- Afterword / Michael Kruger.

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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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