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The first comprehensive study of Holocaust literature as a major postwar literary genre, The Holocaust Novel provides an ideal student guide to the powerful and moving works written in response to this historical tragedy. This student-friendly volume answers a dire need for readers to understand a genre in which boundaries and often blurred between history, fiction, autobiography, and memoir. Other essential features for students here include an annotated bibliography, chronology, and further reading list. Major ...
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The Holocaust Novel

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Overview

The first comprehensive study of Holocaust literature as a major postwar literary genre, The Holocaust Novel provides an ideal student guide to the powerful and moving works written in response to this historical tragedy. This student-friendly volume answers a dire need for readers to understand a genre in which boundaries and often blurred between history, fiction, autobiography, and memoir. Other essential features for students here include an annotated bibliography, chronology, and further reading list. Major texts discussed include such widely taught works as Night, Maus, The Shawl, Schindler's List, Sophie's Choice, White Noise, and Time's Arrow.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135457150
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/6/2005
  • Series: Genres in Context
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Efraim Sicher is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. He is author of Beyond Marginality: Anglo-Jewish Literature after the Holocaust, Style and Structure in the Prose of Isaac Babel, Jews in Russian Literature After the October Revolution, and Breaking Crystal: Writing and Memory After Auschwitz.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 About the holocaust novel 1
Ch. 2 Survivors : "if it is a novel, it is not about Majdanek ..." 53
Ch. 3 The Jewish American post-holocaust novel : imagining the unimaginable 89
Ch. 4 Holocaust fictions, or fictional holocausts 111
Ch. 5 The "second generation" : the vicarious witness 133
Ch. 6 Postmodernist "holocausts" 175
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