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The language of silence : West German literature and the Holocaust

Author: Ernestine Schlant
Publisher: London : Routledge/Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2005. ©1999
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schlant, Ernestine.
Language of silence
(DLC) 98041108
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernestine Schlant
ISBN: 9781135961817 1135961816
OCLC Number: 900420880
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 270 pages)
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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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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