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The Holocaust and the Text: Speaking the Unspeakable

The Holocaust and the Text: Speaking the Unspeakable

by A. Leak
     
 

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A major new collection of essays examining the problems of representing the Holocaust in fiction. The essays assembled here deal with the relations between the discourses of fiction (or imaginative reconstruction), philosophy, historiography and theory; with the impact of different national contexts on representational strategies; with the 'idioms for the

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A major new collection of essays examining the problems of representing the Holocaust in fiction. The essays assembled here deal with the relations between the discourses of fiction (or imaginative reconstruction), philosophy, historiography and theory; with the impact of different national contexts on representational strategies; with the 'idioms for the unrepresentable' evolved by contemporary novelists and playwrights and with the continuing centrality of notions of authenticity and legitimacy to writing which takes the Holocaust as its theme.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333738870
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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