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Memorial Narratives as Salvation for the Feminine Self

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Marie-Jeanne Roland's Memoirs (1793) and Anne Frank's The Diary and Tales from the Secret Annexe (1942–44). Both writers wrote memorial narratives to preserve ... More


Bound to Violence: Lynching, the Holocaust, and the Limits of Representation

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores some of the darkest questions facing the telling of pasts to children, including those about the imagery of violence and the horror of genocide. It begins by focusing on Emmett ... More


Profundity in Emotion

David Pugmire

in Sound Sentiments: Integrity in the Emotions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276899
eISBN:
9780191602689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276897.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Deep emotion is more than strongly felt emotion. It depends on the satisfaction of four conditions: real belief (the cognitive basis of the emotion must be robust); integration into a larger fabric ... More


Introduction

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the similar forms, themes, and functions that tend to recur in the prison writing of European intellectuals. The book ... More


The Author

Patrick Hayes

in Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199689125
eISBN:
9780191795305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689125.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

One of the great themes of late twentieth-century literary criticism was the so-called “death of the author”. This chapter explores the ways in which Roth both draws upon, and exposes the limitations ... More


Batya Brutin, Holocaust Icons in Art: The Warsaw Ghetto Boy and Anne Frank. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter; Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2020. xvi + 213 pp.

Anat Helman (ed.)

in No Small Matter: Features of Jewish Childhood

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197577301
eISBN:
9780197577332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577301.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reflects on Batya Brutin's Holocaust Icons in Art: The Warsaw Ghetto Boy and Anne Frank (2020). This volume documents the engagement of artistic creativity with the photographs of the ... More


Conclusion: Guilt, Innocence, and Anne Frank

Timothy P. Jackson

in Mordecai Would Not Bow Down: Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and Christian Supersessionism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197538050
eISBN:
9780197538081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197538050.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Perhaps the most famous and controversial witness from a victim of the Holocaust is Anne Frank’s: “in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Bruno Bettelheim ... More


Never Again?

David Scott FitzGerald

in Refuge beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190874155
eISBN:
9780190874186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874155.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Comparative and Historical Sociology

The first major system of remote control specifically targeting refugees was aimed at keeping out European Jews fleeing the Nazis. The United States and Cuba used their maritime forces to keep ... More


What Has Been Learned?

John K. Roth

in The Failures of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198725336
eISBN:
9780191792663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725336.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Considering the failures of ethics and resistance against them, the question raised in this chapter’s title comes to mind. A sobering response to the question, “What has been learned from the ... More


Ghosts: Philip Roth and Ethnic Writing

Andrew Dean

in Metafiction and the Postwar Novel: Foes, Ghosts, and Faces in the Water

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198871408
eISBN:
9780191914300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871408.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines how Philip Roth responds to Jewish American readers and contexts in his fiction. Roth exploits the tensions and transitions in Jewish American political aspirations in the ... More


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