The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature by Jenni AdamsThe Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature by Jenni Adams

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature

EditorJenni Adams

Paperback | October 20, 2016

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature is a comprehensive reference resource including a wealth of critical material on a diverse range of topics within the literary study of Holocaust writing. At its centre is a series of specially commissioned essays by leading scholars within the field: these address genre-specific issues such as the question of biographical and historical truth in Holocaust testimony, as well as broader topics including the politics of Holocaust representation and the validity of comparative approaches to the Holocaust in literature and criticism. The volume includes a substantial section detailing new and emergent trends within the literary study of the Holocaust, a concise glossary of major critical terminology, and an annotated bibliography of relevant research material. Featuring original essays by: Victoria Aarons, Jenni Adams, Michael Bernard-Donals, Matthew Boswell, Stef Craps, Richard Crownshaw, Brett Ashley Kaplan and Fernando Herrero-Matoses, Adrienne Kertzer, Erin McGlothlin, David Miller, and Sue Vice.
Jenni Adams is Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her previous publications include Magic Realism in Holocaust Literature: Troping the Traumatic Real (2011).
Title:The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:October 20, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474296319

ISBN - 13:9781474296311

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Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction Current research 1. A Genre of Rupture: The Literary Language of the Holocaust Victoria Aarons 2. Questions of Truth in Holocaust Memory and Testimony Sue Vice 3. After Epic: Adorno's Scream and the Shadows of Lyric David Miller 4. Relationships to Realism in Post-Holocaust Fiction: Conflicted Realism and the Counterfactual Historical Novel Jenni Adams 5. Theory and the Ethics of Holocaust Representation Michael Bernard-Donals 6. 'Don't you know anything?' Childhood and the Holocaust Adrienne Kertzer 7. Holocaust Postmemory: W. G. Sebald and Gerhard Richter Brett Ashley Kaplan and Fernando Herrero-Matoses 8. Narrative Perspective and the Holocaust Perpetrator: Edgar Hilsenrath's The Nazi and the Barber and Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones Erin McGlothlin 9. The Holocaust and the Taboo Matthew Boswell 10. Holocaust Literature: Comparative Approaches Stef Craps 11. Depoliticizing and Repoliticizing Holocaust Memory Richard Crownshaw New Directions in Holocaust Literary Studies Annotated bibliography Glossary of Major Terms and Concepts Index

Editorial Reviews

This is a superb, well-thought out and brilliantly constructed companion to this growing field: it will both stimulate further research and support the teaching of Holocaust Literature.