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The Generation of postmemory : writing and visual culture after the Holocaust

Author: Marianne Hirsch
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Series: Gender and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can we remember other people's memories? This book argues that we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. In these revised critical readings of the literary and visual legacies of the Holocaust, Hirsch builds on her influential concept of postmemory.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Hirsch
ISBN: 9780231156523 0231156529 9780231156530 0231156537 9780231526272 023152627X
OCLC Number: 768335633
Description: viii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. Familial postmemories and beyond --
The generation of postmemory --
What's wrong with this picture? / with Leo Spitzer --
Marked by memory --
pt. 2. Affiliation, gender and generation --
Surviving images --
Nazi photographs in post-Holocaust art --
Projected memory --
Testimonial objects / with Leo Spitzer --
pt. 3. Connective histories --
Objects of return --
Postmemory's archival turn.
Series Title: Gender and culture.
Responsibility: Marianne Hirsch.

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Can we remember other people's memories? This book argues that we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. In these revised critical readings of the literary and visual legacies of the Holocaust, Hirsch builds on her influential concept of postmemory.

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Marianne Hirsch's writings provide us with a varied and complex vocabulary for thinking and writing about the long intergenerational legacy of the Holocaust. Her supple writing wrestles with ghosts, Read more...

 
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