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Writing and the Holocaust

Author: Berel Lang; Aharon Apelfeld; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Holmes & Meier, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Several prominent writers reflect on the degree to which the atrocities of the Holocaust have affected contemporary writing on the subject. a very extensive and well documented historiographical and literary analysis.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Writing and the Holocaust.
New York : Holmes & Meier, 1988
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Berel Lang; Aharon Apelfeld; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0841911851 9780841911857 0841911843 9780841911840
OCLC Number: 17917219
Description: x, 301 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I was not there / Raul Hilberg --
Interpreting survivor testimony / Lawrence Langer --
The absent memory : the act of writing in post-Holocaust French literature / Ellen S. Fine --
Memory : the problems of imagining the past / Lore Segal --
Historical writing and the memory of the Holocaust / Saul Friedländer --
Commentary / Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie --
After the Holocaust / Aharon Appelfeld --
Writing about ethical ambivalence during the Holocaust / Philip Hallie --
Coming to terms with failure : a philosophical dilemma / Kenneth Seeskin --
Unwilled "chaos" : in poem we trust / William Heyen --
Considering the apocalypse : is the writing on the wall only graffiti? / Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi --
The long life of metaphor : an approach to the "Shoah" / George Steiner --
Writing and the Holocaust / Irving Howe --
Holocaust documentary fiction : the novelist as eyewitness / James E. Young --
Holocaust laughter? / Terrence Des Pres --
Red fire upon black fire : Hebrew in the Holocaust novels of K. Tsetnik / Howard Needler --
Writing-the-Holocaust : Jabès and the measure of history / Berel Lang --
Writing about the Holocaust / Leslie Epstein --
Roundtable discussion : Raul Hilberg, Cynthia Ozick, Aharon Appelfeld, Saul Friedländer.
Responsibility: edited by Berel Lang ; [contributors, Aharon Appelfeld and others].


A collection of essays which raises questions such as: Was the effort to exterminate the Jewish people a historic event or does it fit into a larger context; Is there justification for creating  Read more...
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