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The Resource Encrypting the past : The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation, Kirstin Gwyer

Encrypting the past : The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation, Kirstin Gwyer

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Encrypting the past : The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation
Title
Encrypting the past
Title remainder
The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation
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Kirstin Gwyer
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Language
eng
Summary
Encrypting the Past' puts forward the interpretative category of the first-generation German-Jewish Holocaust novel and examines its representational strategies. With reference to works by H.G. Adler, Jenny Aloni, Elisabeth Augustin, Erich Fried, and Wolfgang Hildesheimer, and a concluding section on W.G. Sebald, it shows how Holocaust literature was being written decades before postwar authors such as Sebald were credited with having found new ways of reflecting the unspeakable. It demonstrates that, before the theoretical debate over the fundamental representability of the Holocaust was even fully under way, first-generation authors were already translating un-narratable trauma into a literary strategy of un-narrating: a strategy of encrypting the Holocaust into the form and structure of their texts. The implications of treating these writers as a set, and their body of work as a hitherto unacknowledged category of Holocaust fiction, go well beyond drawing attention to a number of important but critically neglected authors. This study frames the analysis of first-generation narrative strategies in the broader debate on the ethics and aesthetics of Holocaust writing. In revealing how certain kinds of testimony have been privileged above others in international Holocaust studies, it raises questions of a more general nature concerning canon formation and our theoretical responses to the Holocaust. In considering foremost among these responses the theory of deconstruction and trauma theory, it finally invites a re-examination of the relationship between the postmodern and trauma
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ERASA
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Gwyer, Kirstin
Dewey number
430
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT3808
LC item number
.G89 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Oxford Modern Languages & Literature Monographs
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Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
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Encrypting the past : The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation, Kirstin Gwyer
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: mapping a blind spot: the German-Jewish holocaust novel of the first generation -- An absence in context: holocaust representation in testimony, scholarship, and literature -- Writing of broken time(s): H. G. Adler, Eine Reise, Die unsichtbare Wand -- The unhoused past: Elisabeth Augustin, Auswege; Jenny Aloni, Der Wartesaal -- The past encrypted: Erich Fried, Ein Soldat und ein Madchen -- Design from debris: Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Tynset Masante -- Conclusion: what comes 'after': the 'postmemory' holocaust novel
Control code
870639113
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9780198709930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870639113
Label
Encrypting the past : The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation, Kirstin Gwyer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: mapping a blind spot: the German-Jewish holocaust novel of the first generation -- An absence in context: holocaust representation in testimony, scholarship, and literature -- Writing of broken time(s): H. G. Adler, Eine Reise, Die unsichtbare Wand -- The unhoused past: Elisabeth Augustin, Auswege; Jenny Aloni, Der Wartesaal -- The past encrypted: Erich Fried, Ein Soldat und ein Madchen -- Design from debris: Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Tynset Masante -- Conclusion: what comes 'after': the 'postmemory' holocaust novel
Control code
870639113
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9780198709930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870639113

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