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The language of silence : West German literature and the Holocaust

Author: Ernestine Schlant
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the writings of non-Jewish West German novelists from 1949 to 1990 to explore how West Germans remember the Holocaust and handle the burden of guilt associated with it.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernestine Schlant
ISBN: 0415922194 9780415922197 0415922208 9780415922203 9780203010099 0203010094
OCLC Number: 39756297
Notes: The Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Description: x, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The first postwar decade: Heinrich Boll, Wolfgang Koeppen --
Documentary literature: Alexander Kluge, Gunter Grass --
Autobiographical novels: generational discord --
Autobiographical novels: Hanns-Josef Ortheil --
The war on the Eastern front: Hermann Lenz --
Ruptures and displacements: Gert Hofmann --
Restitution of personal identity?: Alfred Andersch, Peter Hurtling, Gert Hofmann --
Speeches and controversies --
Post-unification: Bernhard Schlink, Peter Schneider, W.G. Sebald.
Responsibility: Ernestine Schlant.
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