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The Resource Magic realism in Holocaust literature : troping the traumatic real, Jenni Adams

Magic realism in Holocaust literature : troping the traumatic real, Jenni Adams

Label
Magic realism in Holocaust literature : troping the traumatic real
Title
Magic realism in Holocaust literature
Title remainder
troping the traumatic real
Statement of responsibility
Jenni Adams
Title variation
Troping the traumatic real
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Magic Realism in Holocaust Literature is the first major study of an emerging tendency in Holocaust representation internationally. Analysing in detail works by Jonathan Safran Foer, David Grossman, D.M. Thomas, Andre Schwarz-Bart and Markus Zusak, it explores the capacity of supernatural elements to dramatize the ethical and representational difficulties which surround the Holocaust's literary representation. Magic realism is, it suggests, an important strategy in attempts to continue the project of Holocaust representation into the post-testimonial era, enabling a form of literary engagement with these events that nevertheless acknowledges its ethical and experiential distance from the real. This original and insightful study sharply renegotiates our existing understanding of Holocaust literature through the presentation of a new critical framework within which post-testimonial Holocaust literature can be understood. It will appeal to scholars and students of Holocaust literature, magic realism, and twentieth and twenty-first century fiction more broadly
Cataloging source
DLC
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1984-
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Adams, Jenni
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • Magic realism (Literature)
  • Magic in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Marvelous, The, in literature
  • Fantasy in literature
  • Grotesque in literature
  • Supernatural in literature
Label
Magic realism in Holocaust literature : troping the traumatic real, Jenni Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The dream of the end of the world: magic realism, knowledge, and Holocaust history in Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is illuminated -- Magic realism and dialogic postmemory: David Grossman's See under: love -- Trauma and the grotesque body: D.M. Thomas's The white hotel -- The light of dead stars: magic realist time in André Schwarz-Bart's The last of the just -- 'Into eternity's certain breadth': ambivalent escape in Markus Zusak's The book thief -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn706020196
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 206 p.
Isbn
9780230280298
Lccn
2011011738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Magic realism in Holocaust literature : troping the traumatic real, Jenni Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The dream of the end of the world: magic realism, knowledge, and Holocaust history in Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything is illuminated -- Magic realism and dialogic postmemory: David Grossman's See under: love -- Trauma and the grotesque body: D.M. Thomas's The white hotel -- The light of dead stars: magic realist time in André Schwarz-Bart's The last of the just -- 'Into eternity's certain breadth': ambivalent escape in Markus Zusak's The book thief -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn706020196
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 206 p.
Isbn
9780230280298
Lccn
2011011738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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