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A space of anxiety : dislocation and abjection in modern German-Jewish literature

Author: Anne Fuchs
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA : Rodopi, 1999.
Series: Amsterdamer Publikationen zur Sprache und Literatur, 138.
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"A Space of Anxiety engages with a body of German-Jewish literature that, from the beginning of the century onwards, explores notions of identity and kinship in the context of migration, exile and persecution. The study offers an analysis of how Freud, Kafka, Roth, Drach and Hilsenrath employ, to varying degrees, the travel paradigm to question those borders and boundaries that define the space between the self and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fuchs, Anne.
Space of anxiety.
Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA : Rodopi, 1999
(OCoLC)606411810
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Fuchs
ISBN: 9042007974 9789042007970
OCLC Number: 42915692
Description: vi, 200 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Freud's Jewishness: Opposing the Compact Majority. The Longing to Belong: Dislocation and Abjection in Kafka's Der Verschollene (Amerika). Roth's Ambivalence: The Logic of Separation in His Writings on Eastern Jewry. Files against the Self: The Case of Albert Drach. Bad Boys and Evil Witches: Gender and Abjection in Edgar Hilsenrath's Der Nazi & der Friseur. Bibliography. Index.
Series Title: Amsterdamer Publikationen zur Sprache und Literatur, 138.
Responsibility: by Anne Fuchs.

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"A Space of Anxiety engages with a body of German-Jewish literature that, from the beginning of the century onwards, explores notions of identity and kinship in the context of migration, exile and persecution. The study offers an analysis of how Freud, Kafka, Roth, Drach and Hilsenrath employ, to varying degrees, the travel paradigm to question those borders and boundaries that define the space between the self and the other. A Space of Anxiety argues that from Freud to Hilsenrath, German-Jewish literature emerges from an ambivalent space of enunciation which challenges the great narrative of an historical identity authenticated by an "originary" past. Inspired by postcolonial and psychoanalytic theories, the author shows that modern German-Jewish writers inhabit a "Third Space" which poses an alternative to an understanding of culture as a homogeneous tradition based on (national) unity." "The study is of interest to students of German literature, German-Jewish literature and Cultural Studies."--Jacket.

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