Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature

Overview

Whether it's a novel, memoir, diary, poem, or drama, a common thread runs through the literature of the Nazi Holocaust—a motif of personal testimony to the dearness of humanity. With that perspective the expert authors of Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature undertake profiling 128 of the most influential first generation authors who either survived, perished, or were closely connected to the Holocaust. Arranged alphabetically by author, all of the entries answer the same basic questions about the author and his ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $9.72   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Whether it's a novel, memoir, diary, poem, or drama, a common thread runs through the literature of the Nazi Holocaust—a motif of personal testimony to the dearness of humanity. With that perspective the expert authors of Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature undertake profiling 128 of the most influential first generation authors who either survived, perished, or were closely connected to the Holocaust. Arranged alphabetically by author, all of the entries answer the same basic questions about the author and his or her work: What is the nature of the author's literary response to the Holocaust? What is his or her place in Holocaust literature? What does the author's work contribute to an understanding of the Holocaust? What is distinctive about the author's work? What are some key moments in the author's life? What issues does the author's work pose for the reader? To address these questions, the entries are generally organized into three primary divisions: (1) an opening section on why the author's work has a significant or distinctive place in Holocaust literature, (2) a second section containing information on the author's biography, and (3) a critical examination of the highlights of the author's work. In most cases, the third section is the longest, since the focus of the encyclopedia is the literature, not the author.

The Encyclopedia is intended for all students and teachers of the Holocaust, regardless of their levels of learning. Avenues for further research are incorporated at the conclusion of each entry and in a comprehensive bibliography of primary works of Holocaust literature and a second bibliography of critical studies of Holocaust literature.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"An excellent source for those interested in literature about the holocaust; essential for academic libraries."

-

Choice

Library Journal
This useful new reference profiles the lives and works of influential authors associated with the Holocaust, whether as victim, as survivor, or in some other close capacity. Edited by Patterson (Judaic studies, Univ. of Memphis), Alan L. Berger (director of Holocaust and Judaic studies, Florida Atlantic Univ.), and Sarita Cargas (who has masters degrees in both theology and psychology), this work includes all the major writers among its 128 authors. Each signed entry contains three informal parts: an introductory section that considers the author's particular significance within Holocaust literature, a brief biographical section, and a longer critical examination of the author's most influential work. The entries are adequate in length and are followed by thumbnail bibliographies of works both by and about the author. The appendixes list the profiled authors chronologically, geographically, and by birth names if pseudonymous. The two wonderful bibliographies include the "Bibliography of Critical Studies of Holocaust Literature," which will help students at many levels, and the comprehensive "Bibliography of Primary Works of Holocaust Literature," which points to a legion of authors not covered in the encyclopedia. This suggests the work's one drawback: it is hard to glean the rationale for inclusion and exclusion. The editors state that the literature of second-generation writers is significantly different and therefore excluded, but the selection of those who did not survive the Holocaust seems somewhat random. Nevertheless, this is the first significant encyclopedia in the field and is suitable for academic, public, and school libraries. Academic libraries may want to wait to take a look at S. Lillian Kremer's Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work, a two-volume reference that promises over 300 author entries, due out from Routledge in December. Paul D'Alessandro, Portland P.L., ME Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Despite Eli Wiesel's protest that "Holocaust literature" is an oxymoron, this genre forms a substantial library. From Welsh Dannie Abse (, 1993) to Polish-Yiddish Michael Zylberberg (), this compilation profiles 128 first-generation writers directly or indirectly connected to the Holocaust. Patterson (Judaic studies, U. of Memphis) includes lists of authors by year of birth and country of birth. References include primary works and critical studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573562577
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2002
  • Series: Oryx Holocaust Series
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,310,058
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID PATTERSON holds the Bornblum Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Memphis and is a winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award.

ALAN L. BERGER occupies the Raddock Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies and is Director of Holocaust and Judaic Studies at Florida Atlantic University.

SARITA CARGAS is an independent scholar.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction xiii
Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature 1
Appendix 1 Authors by Date of Birth 225
Appendix 2 Authors by Country of Birth 227
Appendix 3 Authors by Birth Name 229
Bibliography of Primary Works of Holocaust Literature 231
Bibliography of Critical Studies of Holocaust Literature 247
Index 253
Contributors 261
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)