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Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

James McNaughton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822547
eISBN:
9780191865879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822547.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath explores Beckett’s creative response to the Irish Civil War and the crisis of commitment in 1930s Europe, to the rise of fascism and the atrocities of ... More


The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Robert Eaglestone

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

‘Which writer today is not a writer of the Holocaust?’ asked the late Imre Kertész, Hungarian survivor and novelist, in his Nobel acceptance speech: ‘one does not have to choose the Holocaust as ... More


Apocalyptic Futures: Heart of Darkness, Embodiment, and African Genocide

Russell Samolsky

in Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234790
eISBN:
9780823241248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234790.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Heart of Darkness' apocalyptic drive to power by establishing a dialectic of “hollowing out” and “filling in” as the mechanisms by which the text incorporates the African ... More


Arresting Time: W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines W. G. Sebald's novel Austerlitz. Invoking by turns the rapid economic growth of the nineteenth century, colonialism, the Second World War, the Holocaust, and the Cold War, the ... More


“Orders from the House”: American Historicism in

Peter Lurie

in American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter takes its title from an essay about The Shining by Fredric Jameson, “Historicism in the Shining,” which, for all its acuity about the film’s awareness of economic history, demonstrates a ... More


Prophetic Relish”: Famine Politics in Beckett’s Endgame

James McNaughton

in Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822547
eISBN:
9780191865879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822547.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 6 demonstrates how Endgame reckons with man-made genocide through famine to broaden debates about what counts as genocide postwar, to source recent starvation policies in European ... More


The Public Secret

Robert Eaglestone

in The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

The knowledge of the murder of the European Jews was a public secret in the Third Reich. What is a ‘public secret’? How does it shape or reshape a society? The answers to these questions are key to ... More


Disorientalism

Robert Eaglestone

in The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

How far is it possible to bring together the scholarly insights of postcolonialism and Holocaust and genocide literature? The aim is not to subsume either but to place them together into a dialogue ... More


Disorientalism Today

Robert Eaglestone

in The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

While Chapter 4 explored the benefits of using ideas from Holocaust studies to analyse a novella about a colonial genocide, this chapter analyses the risks involved in such a process. Looking at a ... More


Post-Holocaust Kitsch

Robert Eaglestone

in The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

The divide between the events of the Holocaust and its representation has been a source of controversy since the sixties and is an inevitable result of the growth of Holocaust consciousness. One ... More


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