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From the PublisherThis is an outstanding book. Sara Horowitz displays a quality of authority and control that place her squarely in the line of Lawrence Langer, Alvin Rosenfeld, Sidra Ezrahi, and a very few others who have made the Holocaust the subject of serious and disciplined literary analysis.
The subject of voice versus muteness is central enough to find expression in the most important imaginative works on the Holocaust. It also resonates with many of the larger concerns in literary studies today about the place of language in human affairs and in the human sciences, yet it never loses sight of its human subject, nor does it submit to critical fashion. The author never raises method over content to make the Holocaust merely a text to be dissected as such. This book reflects a tragic awareness of the seriousness of the Holocaust at the same time as it avoids patronizing the subject by avoiding critical analysis."— Alan Mintz, Brandeis University"