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Encrypting the past : the German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation

Author: Kirstin Gwyer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Encrypting the Past' puts forward the interpretative category of the first-generation German-Jewish Holocaust novel and examines its representational strategies. With reference to works by H.G. Adler, Jenny Aloni, Elisabeth Augustin, Erich Fried, and Wolfgang Hildesheimer, and a concluding section on W.G. Sebald, it shows how Holocaust literature was being written decades before postwar authors such as Sebald were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Hochschulschrift
Named Person: A Andrae; Deutsch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirstin Gwyer
ISBN: 9780198709930 0198709935
OCLC Number: 892706669
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 2009.
Description: x, 244 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: mapping a blind spot: the German-Jewish holocaust novel of the first generation --
An absence in context: holocaust representation in testimony, scholarship, and literature --
Writing of broken time(s): H.G. Adler, Eine Reise, Die unsichtbare Wand --
The unhoused past: Elisabeth Augustin, Auswege; Jenny Aloni, Der Wartesaal --
The past encrypted: Erich Fried, Ein Soldat und ein Madchen --
Design from debris: Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Tynset Masante --
Conclusion: what comes 'after': the 'postmemory' holocaust novel.
Series Title: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Responsibility: Kirstin Gwyer.
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Kirstin Gwyer's meticulously researched and skillfully argued study identifies a surprising yet significant 'blind spot' in both academic research and popular reception, highlighting how and why Read more...

 
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