Coverart for item
The Resource Traumatic verses : on poetry in German from the concentration camps, 1933-1945, Andrés Nader

Traumatic verses : on poetry in German from the concentration camps, 1933-1945, Andrés Nader

Label
Traumatic verses : on poetry in German from the concentration camps, 1933-1945
Title
Traumatic verses
Title remainder
on poetry in German from the concentration camps, 1933-1945
Statement of responsibility
Andrés Nader
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Christianstadt, Dachau. The names of Nazi concentration camps evoke images of radical destitution. The atrocities we call the Holocaust defy comprehension, while thinkers continue to ponder the possibility of 'poetry after Auschwitz.' And yet a number of people composed poems while imprisoned in the camps. Unlike most documents about the camps, these poems are self-representations that convey the perspective of the inmates who wrote them. 'Traumatic Verses' provides psychoanalytically informed close readings of a range of poems and discusses their significance for aesthetic theory and for research on the camps. It also tells the stories behind the composition and preservation of these poems and the history of their publication since 1945. Most of the poems appear here for the first time in English translation along with the original texts. This book fills a gap left by literary historians, who have mostly ignored writings from the camps and avoided careful scrutiny of literature produced under the Nazi regime. Studies of trauma have concentrated on post-traumatic experiences; discussions of aesthetics 'after' the Holocaust have neglected the issue of the artistic impulse 'in' the camps. On both counts this book constitutes a unique contribution to scholarship, showing that, when read attentively, the poems written in the camps are invaluable sites for confronting the Nazi past. Andrés J. Nader is Project Manager at the Amadeu Antonio Foundation in Berlin, and lectures at the Humboldt University. Winner, 2008 Modern Language Association Book Prize for Independent Scholars; from the statement of the Selection Committee: Leading a new generation of students of the Holocaust, Nader persuasively analyzes the psychological needs and motivations behind ... poetry composed in the concentration camps. Displaying a strong command of trauma and pain theory, as well as the prior history of Holocaust studies, [Nader] illuminates the role of poetry in the camp inmates' reclamation of the German language and cultural heritage. Offering many poems in English for the first time, in elegant translation, Nader's anthology and commentary add a significant new dimension to Holocaust studies
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nader, Andrés José
Dewey number
831/.912080358
Index
index present
LC call number
PT509.C66
LC item number
N34 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Concentration camp inmates' writings
  • German poetry
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Traumatic verses : on poetry in German from the concentration camps, 1933-1945, Andrés Nader
Instantiates
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
Literary activities in the camps -- Identity under threat -- "Everyday life" in the concentrationary universe -- Communicating torture -- Contemporaneous poetry in the Third Reich
Control code
CR9781571137067
Extent
1 online resource (x, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571133755
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Traumatic verses : on poetry in German from the concentration camps, 1933-1945, Andrés Nader
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
Literary activities in the camps -- Identity under threat -- "Everyday life" in the concentrationary universe -- Communicating torture -- Contemporaneous poetry in the Third Reich
Control code
CR9781571137067
Extent
1 online resource (x, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571133755
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...