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European memories of the Second World War

Author: Helmut Peitsch; Charles Burdett; Claire Gorrara
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 1999.
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"During the fifty years since the end of hostilities, European literary memories of the war have undergone considerable change, influenced by the personal experiences of writers as well as changing political, social, and cultural factors. This volume examines changing ways of remembering the war in the literatures of France, Germany and Italy; changes in the subject of memory, and in the relations between fiction,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
European memories of the Second World War.
New York : Berghahn Books, 1999
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helmut Peitsch; Charles Burdett; Claire Gorrara
ISBN: 1571819363 9781571819369
OCLC Number: 37696304
Description: xxxi, 333 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Private and Public Filters: Memories of War in Heinrich Böll's Fiction and Nonfiction / J.H. Reid --
Ordinary Heroines: Resistance and Romance in the War Fiction of Elsa Triolet / Diana Holmes --
"This Book Does Not Want to Be a Work of Art. This Book Is Truth": The Diaries of Ruth Andreas-Friedrich / Irmela von der Lühe --
A Woman's Perspective: Autobiography and History in Giovanna Zangrandi's Resistance Narratives / Penny Morris --
Vercors: Writing the Unspeakable: From Le Silence de la mer (1942) to La Puissance du jour (1951) / William Kidd --
"A History Full of Holes"?: France and the French Resistance in the Work of Stephan Hermlin / Dennis Tate --
War, Civil War and the Problem of Violence in Calvino and Pavese / Sarah Morgan --
Imagining Losers in Bufalino's Diceria dell'untore / Peter Hainsworth --
Memory and Chronicle: Louis-Ferdinand Céline and the D'un château l'autre Trilogy / Nicholas Hewitt --
Portrait of the Poet as a Dead Man: Ernst Jiinger's Writing in the Second World War: Strahlungen / Justus Fetscher --
Changing Identities Through Memory: Malaparte's Self-figurations in Kaputt / Charles Burdett --
Reviewing Memory: Wiesel, Testimony and Self-reading / Colin Davis --
Primo Levi: The Duty of Memory / Robert Gordon --
La Douleur: Duras, Amnesia and Desire / Emma Wilson --
Myth, Memory, Testimony, Jewishness in Grete Weil's Meine Schwester Antigone / Moray McGowan --
L'Armée des ombres and Le Chagrin et la pitié: Reconfigurations of Law, Legalities and the State in Post-1968 France / Margaret Atack --
Alexander Kluge: Germany: An Experience of Words and Images / Klaus R. Scherpe --
Fascism and Anti-fascism Reviewed: Generations, History and Film in Italy after 1968 / David Forgacs --
Remembering the Collaborating Father in Marie Chaix's Les Lauriers du lac de Constance and Evelyne Le Garrec's La Rive allemande de ma mémoire / Claire Gorrara --
Seeing the Father: Memory and Identity Construction in Elisabeth Plessen's Mitteilung an den Adel / Anne Moss --
Intimations of Patriarchy: Memories of Wartime Japan in Dacia Maraini's Bagheria / Judith Bryce --
A Child in Time: Patrick Modiano and the Memory of the Occupation / Alan Morris --
Childhood Memory and Moral Responsibility: Christa Wolf's Kindheitsmuster / Chris Weedon --
Strategies for Remembering: Auschwitz, Mother and Writing in Edith Bruck / Adalgisa Giorgio --
Trauma and Absence / Omer Bartov --
Nonrational Discourse in a Work of Reason: Peter Weiss's Anti-fascist Novel Die Ästhetik des Widerstands / Robert Cohen --
Fifty Years On: German Children of the War Remember / Jost Hermand --
Memories of Resistance, Resistances of Memory / Luisa Passerini.
Responsibility: edited by Helmut Peitsch, Charles Burdett, and Claire Gorrara.
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