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The Holocaust object in Polish and Polish-Jewish culture

Author: Bożena Shallcross
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In stark contrast to the widespread preoccupation with the wartime looting of priceless works of art, Bozena Shallcross focuses on the meaning of ordinary objects -- pots, eyeglasses, shoes, clothing, kitchen utensils -- tangible vestiges of a once-lived reality, which she reads here as cultural texts. Shallcross delineates the ways in which Holocaust objects are represented in Polish and Polish-Jewish texts written  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Shallcross, Bożena.
Holocaust object in Polish and Polish-Jewish culture.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010031793
(OCoLC)657079887
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bożena Shallcross
ISBN: 9780253005090 0253005094
OCLC Number: 711004289
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (181 pages)
Contents: On jouissance --
A dandy and Jewish detritus --
The material letter J --
On waste and matter --
Holocaust soap and the story of its production --
The guilty afterlife of the soma --
On contact --
The manuscript lost in Warsaw --
Things, touch, and detachment in Auschwitz --
Coda: the post-Holocaust object.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Bożena Shallcross.

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The vulnerability of material objects as Holocaust texts  Read more...

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In analyzing the artifacts of writers who took up the ethical and precarious charge of testifying to the destruction engulfing and surrounding them, Shallcross has written an important book. * Read more...

 
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