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History and memory after Auschwitz

Author: Dominick LaCapra; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Dominick LaCapra focuses on the interactions among history, memory, and ethicopolitical concerns as they emerge in the aftermath of the Shoah. Particularly notable are his analyses of Albert Camus's novella The Fall, Claude Lanzmann's film Shoah, and Art Spiegelman's "comic book" Maus. LaCapra also considers the Historians' Debate in the aftermath of German reunification and the role of psychoanalysis in historical  Read more...

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Named Person: Albert Camus; Art Spiegelman; Art Spiegelman; Albert Camus; Claude Lanzmann; Art Spiegelman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dominick LaCapra; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0801434963 9780801434969 0801484960 9780801484964
OCLC Number: 37837635
Description: ix, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. History and Memory: In the Shadow of the Holocaust --
Ch. 2. Revisiting the Historians' Debate: Mourning and Genocide --
Ch. 3. Rereading Camus's The Fall after Auschwitz and with Algeria --
Ch. 4. Lanzmann's Shoah: "Here There Is No Why" --
Ch. 5. 'Twas the Night before Christmas: Art Spiegelman's Maus --
Ch. 6. Conclusion: Psychoanalysis, Memory, and the Ethical Turn.
Responsibility: Dominick LaCapra.


The relations between memory and history have recently become a subject of contention, and the implications of that debate are particularly troubling for aesthetic, ethical, and political issues.  Read more...


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"LaCapra demands that we not shy away from making judgments and applying to scholarly research and teaching a rigorous and normative code of ethics, one that not only transforms the institutions in Read more...

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