Magic Realism In Holocaust Literature: Troping The Traumatic Real

Hardcover | October 3, 2011

byJ. Adams

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A major contribution to Holocaust studies, the book examines the capacity of supernatural elements to dramatize the ethical and representational difficulties of Holocaust fiction. Exploring texts by such writers as D.M. Thomas and Markus Zusak it will appeal to scholars and students of Holocaust literature, magic realism, and contemporary fiction.

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A major contribution to Holocaust studies, the book examines the capacity of supernatural elements to dramatize the ethical and representational difficulties of Holocaust fiction. Exploring texts by such writers as D.M. Thomas and Markus Zusak it will appeal to scholars and students of Holocaust literature, magic realism, and contempor...

JENNI ADAMS is Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her research addresses the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in Holocaust fiction.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 3, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230280293

ISBN - 13:9780230280298

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
The Dream of the End of the World
Magic Realism and Dialogic Post-memory
Trauma and the Grotesque Body
The Light of Dead Stars
'Into Eternity's Certain Breadth'
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

"This original and timely study adds a new dimension to our understanding of Holocaust writing. In her focus on magical realism, Adams offers fresh insights into a genre that has developed into one of the most important forms of literary response to the Nazi period." -- Dr. Matthew Boswell, Lecturer in English, University of Salford, UK