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After Representation?: The Holocaust, Literature, and Culture
edited by R. Clifton Spargo and Robert Ehrenreich
contributions by James Young, Michael Bernard-Donals, Sidney Bolkosky, Robert Eaglestone, Michael Rothberg, Erin McGlothlin, Geoffrey Hartman, Sara Horowitz, Petra Schweitzer and Berel Lang
chapter Introductions by R. Clifton Spargo
Rutgers University Press, 2010
Cloth: 978-0-8135-4589-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-4815-9
Library of Congress Classification PN56.H55A36 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 809.93358405318

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
After Representation? explores one of the major issues in Holocaust studiesùthe intersection of memory and ethics in artistic expression, particularly within literature.

As experts in the study of literature and culture, the scholars in this collection examine the shifting cultural contexts for Holocaust representation and reveal how writersùwhether they write as witnesses to the Holocaust or at an imaginative distance from the Nazi genocideùarticulate the shadowy borderline between fact and fiction, between event and expression, and between the condition of life endured in atrocity and the hope of a meaningful existence. What imaginative literature brings to the study of the Holocaust is an ability to test the limits of language and its conventions. After Representation? moves beyond the suspicion of representation and explores the changing meaning of the Holocaust for different generations, audiences, and contexts.


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