ISBN-10:
1571819363
ISBN-13:
9781571819369
Pub. Date:
03/01/1999
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
European Memories of the Second World War / Edition 1

European Memories of the Second World War / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781571819369
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/1999
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)

About the Author

After having received his PhD and Habilitation from the Free University Berlin, Helmut Peitsch moved to Britain, where he held a number of academic positions. Since 1994, he has been Professor of European Studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Charles Burdett received his PhD from the University of Oxford and was appointed Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Claire Gorrara received her PhD from the University of Oxford and in 1994 was appointed Lecturer in French at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction : Studying European Literary Memories

Helmut Peitsch

PART I: THE GERMAN SOLDIER'S MEMORY

Chapter 1. Private and Public Filters: Memories of War in Heinrich Böll’s Fiction and Nonfiction

J.H. Reid

PART II: THE RESISTANCE MEMORY

The Female Resister

Chapter 2. Ordinary Heroines: Resistance and Romance in the War Fiction of Elsa Triolet

Diana Holmes

Chapter 3. ‘This Book Does Not Want to Be a Work of Art. This Book Is Truth.’ The Diaries of Ruth Andreas-Friedrich

Irmela von der Lühe

Chapter 4. A Woman’s Perspective: Autobiography and History in Giovanna Zangrandi’s Resistance Narratives

Penny Morris

The Male Resister

Chapter 5. Vercors – Writing the Unspeakable: From Le Silence de la mer (1942) to La Puissance du jour (1951)

William Kidd

Chapter 6. ‘A History Full of Holes’? France and the French Resistance in the Work of Stephan Hermlin

Dennis Tate

Chapter 7. War, Civil War and the Problem of Violence in Calvino and Pavese

Sarah Morgan

Chapter 8. Imagining Losers in Bufalino’s Diceria dell’untore

Peter Hainsworth

PART III: THE FASCIST'S MEMORY

Chapter 9. Memory and Chronicle: Louis-Ferdinand Céline and the D’un château l’autre Trilogy

Nicholas Hewitt

Chapter 10. Portrait of the Poet as a Dead Man. Ernst Jünger’s Writing in the Second World War: Strahlungen

Justus Fetscher

Chapter 11. Changing Identities Through Memory: Malaparte’s Self-figurations in Kaputt

Charles Burdett

PART IV: THE VICTIM'S MEMORY

Chapter 12. Reviewing Memory: Wiesel, Testimony and Self-reading

Colin Davis

Chapter 13. Primo Levi. The Duty of Memory

Robert Gordon

Chapter 14. La Douleur : Duras, Amnesia and Desire

Emma Wilson

Chapter 15. Myth, Memory, Testimony, Jewishness in Grete Weil’s Meine Schwester Antigone

Moray McGowan

PART V: THE MEDIA OF MEMORY: MAY 1968 AND CINEMA

Chapter 16. L’Armée des ombres and Le Chagrin et la pitié : Reconfigurations of Law, Legalities and the State in Post-1968 France

Margaret Atack

Chapter 17. Alexander Kluge: Germany – An Experience of Words and Images

Klaus R. Scherpe

Chapter 18. Fascism and Anti-fascism Reviewed: Generations, History and Film in Italy after 1968

David Forgacs

PART VI: WOMEN'S WRITING AND THE QUEST FOR THE FATHER

Chapter 19. Remembering the Collaborating Father in Marie Chaix’s Les Lauriers du lac de Constance and Evelyne Le Garrec’s La Rive allemande de ma mémoire

Claire Gorrara

Chapter 20. Seeing the Father: Memory and Identity Construction in Elisabeth Plessen’s Mitteilung an den Adel

Anne Moss

Chapter 21. Intimations of Patriarchy: Memories of Wartime Japan in Dacia Maraini’s Bagheria

Judith Bryce

PART VII: A CHILD'S MEMORY

Chapter 22. A Child in Time: Patrick Modiano and the Memory of the Occupation

Alan Morris

Chapter 23. Childhood Memory and Moral Responsibility: Christa Wolf’s Kindheitsmuster

Chris Weedon

Chapter 24. Strategies for Remembering: Auschwitz, Mother and Writing in Edith Bruck

Adalgisa Giorgio

PART VII: AFTER THE COLD WAR: EUROPEAN LITERATURE AND THE POLITICS OF MEMORY

Chapter 25. Trauma and Absence

Omer Bartov

Chapter 26. Nonrational Discourse in a Work of Reason: Peter Weiss’s Anti-fascist Novel Die Ästhetik des Widerstands

Robert Cohen

Chapter 27. Fifty Years On: German Children of the War Remember

Jost Hermand

Chapter 28. Memories of Resistance, Resistances of Memory

Luisa Passerini

Notes on Contributors

Bibliography

Index

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