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Admitting the Holocaust : collected essays

Author: Lawrence L Langer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Oxford University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This 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 rehaping our sense of history's legacy. "Indispensable. ... Clear, persuasive, and compelling".--Detroit Free Press.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence L Langer
ISBN: 0195106482 9780195106480
OCLC Number: 35232712
Description: 202 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 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 facts 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?
Responsibility: Lawrence L. Langer.
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A collection of Langer's essays which represent his efforts to see the Holocaust as it really was. The essays examine the ways in which accounts of the Holocaust - in history, literature, film and  Read more...

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"In this thought-provoking collection of essays, and in his excellent selection of Holocaust writings and paintings, Langer resists the temptations to glorify or falsify, but presents with Read more...

 
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