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The belated witness : literature, testimony, and the question of Holocaust survival

Author: Michael G Levine
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Belated Witness stakes out an original place within the field of recent work on the theory and practice of literary writing after the Holocaust. Drawing in productive and unsettling ways from converging work in history, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literature, the book asks how the events of the Holocaust force us to alter traditional conceptions about human experience, as well as the way we can now talk and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G Levine
ISBN: 0804730806 9780804730808 0804755558 9780804755559
OCLC Number: 65820118
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Necessary stains : the bleeding of history in Spiegelman's Maus I --
The vanishing point : Spiegelman's Maus II --
Writing anxiety : Christa Wolf's patterns of childhood and the throat of the witness --
Toward an addressable you : Ozick's The shawl and the mouth of the witness --
Silent wine : Celan and the poetics of belatedness.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: Michael G. Levine.
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The Belated Witness examines major works by Art Spiegelman, Cynthia Ozick, Christa Wolf, and Paul Celan, focusing specifically on the unsettling configuration of birth-as-death trauma around which  Read more...

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