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Second-generation Holocaust literature : legacies of survival and perpetration

Author: Erin Heather McGlothlin
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2006.
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among historical events of the 20th century, the Holocaust is unrivaled as the subject of scholarly and literary writing. Through readings of American, German, and French literary texts, this book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Timm, Uwe <Schriftsteller>; Robert Schindel; Schneider, Peter <Schriftsteller>; Bernhard Schlink
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Heather McGlothlin
ISBN: 1571133526 9781571133526
OCLC Number: 69241507
Description: viii, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The legacy of survival --
"A tale repeated over and over again": Polyidentity and narrative paralysis in Thane Rosenbaum's Elijah visible --
"In Auschwitz we didn't wear watches": Marking time in Art Spiegelman's Maus --
"Because we need traces": Robert Schindel's Gebürtig and the crisis of the second-generation witness --
Documenting absence in Patrick Modiano's Dora Bruder and Katja Behrens's "Arthur Mayer or the silence" --
The legacy of perpetration --
"Under a false name": Peter Schneider's Vati and the misnomer of genre --
My mother wears a Hitler mustache: Marking the mother in Niklas Frank and Joshua Sobol's Der Vater --
The future of Väterliteratur: Bernhard Schlink's Der Vorleser and Uwe Timm's Am Beispiel meines Bruders --
Conclusion: The "Glass wall": Marked by an invisible divide.
Series Title: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Erin McGlothlin.
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