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Elie Wiesel's secretive texts

Author: Colin Davis
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elie Wiesel's fiction is rooted in his experience as a survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. His work as a novelist has been accompanied by increasing involvement in human rights activities, for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. Working through some of the ethical implications of literary interpretation, Colin Davis examines the consequences of taking a modern critical perspective on Holocaust  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Davis
ISBN: 0813013038 9780813013039
OCLC Number: 30034374
Description: 201 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. After the Event --
2. Storytelling --
3. The Conversion to Ambiguity (Early Works) --
4. Crises of Narration (Later Fiction) --
5. Victims and Executioners --
6. Impaired Meaning --
Conclusion: Secrecy.
Responsibility: Colin Davis.

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This text examines the ethical implications of literary interpretation and the consequences of taking a modern critical perspective on Holocaust literature. The author suggests that Wiesel's fiction  Read more...

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