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The Resource Second-generation Holocaust literature : legacies of survival and perpetration, Erin McGlothlin

Second-generation Holocaust literature : legacies of survival and perpetration, Erin McGlothlin

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Second-generation Holocaust literature : legacies of survival and perpetration
Title
Second-generation Holocaust literature
Title remainder
legacies of survival and perpetration
Statement of responsibility
Erin McGlothlin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Among historical events of the 20th century, the Holocaust is unrivaled as the subject of both scholarly and literary writing. Literary responses include not only thousands of autobiographical and fictional texts written by survivors, but also, more recently, works by writers who are not survivors but nevertheless feel compelled to write about the Holocaust. Writers from what is known as the 'second generation' have produced texts that express their feeling of being powerfully marked by events of which they have had no direct experience. This book expands the commonly-used definition of 'second-generation literature,' which refers to texts written from the perspective of the children of survivors, to include texts written from the point of view of the children of Nazi perpetrators. With its innovative focus on the literary legacy of both groups, it investigates how second-generation writers employ similar tropes of stigmatization to express their troubled relationships to their parents' histories. Through readings of nine American, German, and French literary texts, Erin McGlothlin demonstrates how an anxiety with signification is manifested in the very structure of second-generation literature, revealing the extent to which the literary texts themselves are marked by the continuing aftershocks of the Holocaust. Erin McGlothlin is assistant professor of German at Washington University in St. Louis
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UkCbUP
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McGlothlin, Erin Heather
Dewey number
830.9/358
Index
index present
LC call number
PT405
LC item number
.M3877 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • German literature
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • Children of Holocaust survivors, Writings of
  • Children of Nazis, Writings of
Label
Second-generation Holocaust literature : legacies of survival and perpetration, Erin McGlothlin
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The legacy of survival -- "A tale repeated over and over again" : polyidentity and narrative paralysis in Thane Rosenbaum's Elijah visible -- "In Auschwitz we didn't wear watches" : marking time in Art Spiegelman's Maus -- "Because we need traces" : Robert Schindel's Gebürtig and the crisis of the second-generation witness -- Documenting absence in Patrick Modiano's Dora Bruder and Katja Behrens's "Arthur Mayer or the silence" -- The legacy of perpetration -- "Under a false name" : Peter Schneider's Vati and the misnomer of genre -- My mother wears a Hitler mustache : marking the mother in Niklas Frank and Joshua Sobol's Der Vater -- The future of Väterliteratur : Bernhard Schlink's Der Vorleser and Uwe Timm's Am Beispiel meines Bruders -- Conclusion : the "glass wall" : marked by an invisible divide
Control code
CR9781571136855
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571133526
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Second-generation Holocaust literature : legacies of survival and perpetration, Erin McGlothlin
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The legacy of survival -- "A tale repeated over and over again" : polyidentity and narrative paralysis in Thane Rosenbaum's Elijah visible -- "In Auschwitz we didn't wear watches" : marking time in Art Spiegelman's Maus -- "Because we need traces" : Robert Schindel's Gebürtig and the crisis of the second-generation witness -- Documenting absence in Patrick Modiano's Dora Bruder and Katja Behrens's "Arthur Mayer or the silence" -- The legacy of perpetration -- "Under a false name" : Peter Schneider's Vati and the misnomer of genre -- My mother wears a Hitler mustache : marking the mother in Niklas Frank and Joshua Sobol's Der Vater -- The future of Väterliteratur : Bernhard Schlink's Der Vorleser and Uwe Timm's Am Beispiel meines Bruders -- Conclusion : the "glass wall" : marked by an invisible divide
Control code
CR9781571136855
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571133526
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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