Holocaust Fiction: From William Styron to Binjamin Wilkomirski by Sue ViceHolocaust Fiction: From William Styron to Binjamin Wilkomirski by Sue Vice

Holocaust Fiction: From William Styron to Binjamin Wilkomirski

bySue ViceEditorSue Vice

Paperback | June 29, 2000

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Examining the controversies that have accompanied the publication of novels representing the Holocaust, this compelling book explores such literature to analyze their violently mixed receptions and what this says about the ethics and practice of millennial Holocaust literature. The novels examined, including some for the first time, are:

*Time's Arrowby Martin Amis
*The White Hotelby D.M. Thomas
*The Painted Birdby Jerzy Kosinski
*Schindler's Listby Thomas Keneally
*Sophie's Choiceby William Styron
*The Hand that Signed the Paperby Helen Darville.

Taking issue with the idea that the Holocaust should only be represented factually, this compelling book argues that Holocaust fiction is not only legitimate, but an important genre that it is essential to accept. In a growing area of interest, Sue Vice adds a new, intelligent and contentious voice to the key debates within Holocaust studies.

Sue Vice is Reader in English Literature at the University of Sheffield, and set up Britain's first Holocaust Studies MA. Her publications includeIntroducing Bakhtin(1997).
Title:Holocaust Fiction: From William Styron to Binjamin WilkomirskiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:June 29, 2000Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041518553x

ISBN - 13:9780415185530


Editorial Reviews

'Now we may well wish that extracts from these diaries should appear in the National Curriculum - certainly there is nothing in the realm of home-grown 'Holocaust fiction' that comes anywhere near them for detailed fascination and capacity for enlightenment.' - Piotr Kuhiwczak, The Cambridge Quarterly, Vol. 30 (2) 2001