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The Resource "The space of words" : exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs, Jennifer M. Hoyer

"The space of words" : exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs, Jennifer M. Hoyer

Label
"The space of words" : exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs
Title
"The space of words"
Title remainder
exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer M. Hoyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nelly Sachs (1891-1970) has long been regarded as one of the most significant Holocaust poets. Her conception of language and words as a landscape has been understood by scholars and critics as an exilic ersatz <I>Heimat</I> for the lost German homeland of a displaced poet. This reading, however, is based entirely on her postwar poems. Such an isolated approach to her complex body of work is increasingly historically problematic; it is also at odds with Sachs's generally cyclical poetic process.<BR>In 'The Space of Words', Jennifer Hoyer offers the first sustained critical analysis of Sachs's largely unanalyzed prewar poetry and prose, as well as the first analysis that examines structural and thematic ties between the prewar works and the Nobel-Prize-winning postwar poetry. Through close readings of both Sachs's prewar and postwar works, Hoyer reveals a diasporic rather than exilic conception of the landscape of language, a position of constant wandering rather than static longing for return. This diasporic poetics promotes the intellectual and linguistic power of the wanderer and opens new insights into Sachs's essential significance as a Holocaust poet and a twentieth-century German-Jewish writer wary of the link of literary language to geopolitics and the narrative of nations. Jennifer Hoyer is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Arkansas
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoyer, Jennifer Miller
Dewey number
831/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2637.A4184
LC item number
Z666 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Sachs, Nelly
Label
"The space of words" : exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs, Jennifer M. Hoyer
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 12 Apr 2018)
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
"An Stelle von Heimat": an introduction -- Biography of the poet: "a frail woman must do it" -- Wandering and words, wandering in words -- Sach's Merlin the Sorcerer: reconfiguring the myth as plural -- Poetic space after the abyss -- Israel is not only land: diasporic poetry -- Relearning to listen: Sachs's poem cycle "Dein Leib im rauch durch die Luft"
Control code
CR9781571138743
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571135513
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
"The space of words" : exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs, Jennifer M. Hoyer
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 12 Apr 2018)
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
"An Stelle von Heimat": an introduction -- Biography of the poet: "a frail woman must do it" -- Wandering and words, wandering in words -- Sach's Merlin the Sorcerer: reconfiguring the myth as plural -- Poetic space after the abyss -- Israel is not only land: diasporic poetry -- Relearning to listen: Sachs's poem cycle "Dein Leib im rauch durch die Luft"
Control code
CR9781571138743
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571135513
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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