Remembering and Imagining the Holocaust: The Chain of Memory (BOK)

Christopher Bigsby

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This is a meditation on memory and on the ways in which memory has operated in the work of writers for whom the Holocaust was a defining event. It is also an exploration of the ways in which fiction and drama have attempted to approach a subject so resistant to the imagination. Beginning with W. G. Sebald, for whom memory and the Holocaust were the roots of a special fascination, Bigsby moves on to consider those writers Sebald himself valued, including Arthur Miller, Anne Frank, Primo Levi and Peter Weiss, and those whose lives crossed in the bleak world of the camps, in fact or fiction. The book offers a chain of memories. It sets witness against fiction, truth against wilful deceit. It asks the question who owns the Holocaust - those who died, those who survived to bear witness, those who appropriated its victims to shape their own necessities.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Christopher Bigsby
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521869348
Antall sider 416 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 3,1cm
Vekt 789 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Theatre studies, The Holocaust