Tony Harrison and the Holocaust

Tony Harrison and the Holocaust

by Anthony Rowland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0853235066

ISBN-13: 9780853235064

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

Rowland (English, U. of Salford, UK) counters Adorno's well- known comment that "to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric" with his critique of a contemporary British poet's struggle to accentuate the positive in a world which, in Harrison's words, "has had its affirmative spirit burnt out." Though not typically regarded among post-Holocaust literature, poems such…  See more details below

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Rowland (English, U. of Salford, UK) counters Adorno's well- known comment that "to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric" with his critique of a contemporary British poet's struggle to accentuate the positive in a world which, in Harrison's words, "has had its affirmative spirit burnt out." Though not typically regarded among post-Holocaust literature, poems such as "The Pocket Wars of Peanuts Joe" and "Sonnets for 1945" interpret the Holocaust and Hiroshima in a non-victim approach through childhood media- mediated perceptions of World War II. Indexed by Morrison's works and by general subject. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853235064
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Liverpool English Texts and Studies
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1.Cinema, Masturbation and Peter Pan: A Non-Victim Approach to the Holocaust33
2.Amorous Discourse and 'Bolts of Annihilation' in the American Poems87
3.Mourning and Annihilation in the Family Sonnets144
4.The Fragility of Memory195
5.Culture/Barbarism Dialectics in Harrison's Poetry248
Bibliography307
Index322

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