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Remembering and imagining the Holocaust : the chain of memory

Author: Christopher William Edgar Bigsby
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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This is a meditation on memory and on the ways in which memory has operated in the work of writers for whom the Holocaust was a defining event. Writers discussed include W. G. Sebald, Primo Levi,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher William Edgar Bigsby
ISBN: 9780521869348 052186934X
OCLC Number: 799969110
Description: vii, 407 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The past remembered; 2. W. G. Sebald: an act of restitution; 3. Rolf Hochhuth: breaking the silence; 4. Peter Weiss: the investigation; 5. Arthur Miller: the rememberer; 6. Anne Frank: everybody's heroine; 7. Jean Amery: home and language; 8. Primo Levi: from the darkness to the light; 9. Elie Wiesel: to forget is to deny; 10. Tadeus Borowski: the world of stone; 11. Memory theft; Coda.
Responsibility: Christopher Bigsby.


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'The chapters on the playwrights, Weiss, Hochhuth and especially Miller, offer enlightening insights ...' The Times Literary Supplement

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