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The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Robert Eaglestone

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that postmodernism, especially in the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, is a deeply engaged response to the Holocaust. In turn, this thought illuminates a number of ... More


Emily Miller Budick, The Subject of Holocaust Fiction. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. x + 250 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book The Subject of Holocaust Fiction (2015), by Emily Miller Budick. In The Subject of Holocaust Fiction, Budick is not concerned with positions that denigrate or ... More


One World: Nuclear Holocausts

Roland Végső

in The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245567
eISBN:
9780823252534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245567.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter five explores the concept of the “world” that underlies Anti-Communist aesthetic ideology by concentrating on the figure of catastrophe. It argues that the Cold War imagination was driven by ... More


Art’s Swindle: W. G. Sebald and History After Trauma

Kevin Brazil

in Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824459
eISBN:
9780191863240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824459.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In a 1992 interview W. G. Sebald remarked that ‘I myself work like a painter who has to consider how big to make the frame. The painter’s craft has always fascinated me’. This chapter traces what ... More


The Good German: The Stauffenberg Plot and its Discontents

Petra Rau

in Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668649
eISBN:
9780748689149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668649.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the construction of the fascist perpetrator in Jonathan Littell’s controversial novel Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones) and the rhetoric through which the narrator enters ... More


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