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The Resource Witnessing, memory, poetics : H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald, edited by Helen Finch and Lynn L. Wolff

Witnessing, memory, poetics : H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald, edited by Helen Finch and Lynn L. Wolff

Label
Witnessing, memory, poetics : H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald
Title
Witnessing, memory, poetics
Title remainder
H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald
Statement of responsibility
edited by Helen Finch and Lynn L. Wolff
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since 1945, authors and scholars have intensely debated what form literary fiction about the Holocaust should take. The works of H. G. Adler (1910-1988) and W. G. Sebald (1944-2001), two modernist scholar-poets who settled in England but never met, present new ways of reconceptualizing the nature of witnessing, literary testimony, and the possibility of a "poetics" after Auschwitz. Adler, a Czech Jew who survived Theresienstadt and Auschwitz, was a prolific writer of prose and poetry, but his work remained little known until Sebald, possibly the most celebrated German writer of recent years, cited it in his 2001 novel, Austerlitz. Since then, a rediscovery of Adler has been under way. This volume of essays by international experts on Adler and Sebald investigates the connections between the two writers to reveal a new hybrid paradigm of writing about the Holocaust that advances our understanding of the relationship between literature, historiography, and autobiography. In doing so, the volume also reflects on the wider literary-political implications of Holocaust representation, demonstrating the shifting norms in German-language "Holocaust literature." Contributors: Jeremy Adler, Jo Catling, Peter Filkins, Helen Finch, Frank Finlay, Kirstin Gwyer, Katrin Kohl, Michael Krüger, Martin Modlinger, Dora Osborne, Ruth Vogel-Klein, Lynn L. Wolff. Helen Finch is an Academic Fellow in German at the University of Leeds. Lynn L. Wolff is an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in German at the University of Stuttgart
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2601.D614
LC item number
Z89 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Finch, Helen
  • Wolff, Lynn L.
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  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • Literature and history
  • Memory in literature
  • Psychic trauma in literature
  • Collective memory and literature
  • Adler, H. G.
  • Sebald, W. G.
Label
Witnessing, memory, poetics : H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald, edited by Helen Finch and Lynn L. Wolff
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Publication
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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
  • Jo Catling
  • Witnessing trauma and the poetics of witnessing.
  • Poetics of bearing witness : H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald
  • Katrin Kohl
  • "Schmerzensspuren der geschichte(n)" : memory and intertextuality in H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald
  • Kirstin Gwyer
  • "Der autor zwischen literatur und politik" : H.G. Adler's "engagement" and W.G. Sebald's "restitution"
  • Lynn l. Wolff
  • Memory, memorialization and the re-presentation of history.
  • Memory, witness, and the (Holocaust) Museum in H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald
  • Introduction: the Adler-Sebald intertextual relationship as paradigm for intergenerational literary testimony
  • Dora Osborne
  • History, emotions, literature : the representation of Theresienstadt in H.G. Adler's Theresienstadt 1941-1945, antlitz einer zwangsgemeinschaft and W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz
  • Ruth Vogel-Klein
  • Literary legacies and networks.
  • The Kafkaesque in H.G. Adler's and W.G. Sebald's literary historiographies
  • Martin Modlinger
  • Generational conflicts, generational affinities : Broch, Adorno, Adler, Sebald
  • Helen Finch
  • "Der verwerfliche literaturbetrieb unserer epoche" : H.G. Adler and the postwar West German "literary field"
  • Frank Finlay
  • Helen Finch and Lynn l. Wolff
  • Afterword
  • Michael Kruger
  • Intertexts in context.
  • Opening address : the connections between H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald, from a personal perspective
  • Jeremy Adler
  • Memory's witness--witnessing memory
  • Peter Filkins
  • Writing the medusa : a documentation of H.G. Adler and Theresienstadt in W.G. Sebald's library
Control code
CR9781782043287
Extent
1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782043287
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Witnessing, memory, poetics : H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald, edited by Helen Finch and Lynn L. Wolff
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
  • Jo Catling
  • Witnessing trauma and the poetics of witnessing.
  • Poetics of bearing witness : H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald
  • Katrin Kohl
  • "Schmerzensspuren der geschichte(n)" : memory and intertextuality in H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald
  • Kirstin Gwyer
  • "Der autor zwischen literatur und politik" : H.G. Adler's "engagement" and W.G. Sebald's "restitution"
  • Lynn l. Wolff
  • Memory, memorialization and the re-presentation of history.
  • Memory, witness, and the (Holocaust) Museum in H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald
  • Introduction: the Adler-Sebald intertextual relationship as paradigm for intergenerational literary testimony
  • Dora Osborne
  • History, emotions, literature : the representation of Theresienstadt in H.G. Adler's Theresienstadt 1941-1945, antlitz einer zwangsgemeinschaft and W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz
  • Ruth Vogel-Klein
  • Literary legacies and networks.
  • The Kafkaesque in H.G. Adler's and W.G. Sebald's literary historiographies
  • Martin Modlinger
  • Generational conflicts, generational affinities : Broch, Adorno, Adler, Sebald
  • Helen Finch
  • "Der verwerfliche literaturbetrieb unserer epoche" : H.G. Adler and the postwar West German "literary field"
  • Frank Finlay
  • Helen Finch and Lynn l. Wolff
  • Afterword
  • Michael Kruger
  • Intertexts in context.
  • Opening address : the connections between H.G. Adler and W.G. Sebald, from a personal perspective
  • Jeremy Adler
  • Memory's witness--witnessing memory
  • Peter Filkins
  • Writing the medusa : a documentation of H.G. Adler and Theresienstadt in W.G. Sebald's library
Control code
CR9781782043287
Extent
1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782043287
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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