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Never Again, or Nevermore

Walter Benn Michaels

in The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226210261
eISBN:
9780226210438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226210438.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Just as Maggie Nelson’s Jane has a picture of the real (non-fictional) Jane at its center, so does Jonathan Littell’s novel, The Kindly Ones, originate with the photo of a Russian partisan, killed by ... More


Narrative Dynamics, Perspective-Taking, and Engagement: Jonathan Littell’s

Hanna Meretoja

in The Ethics of Storytelling: Narrative Hermeneutics, History, and the Possible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190649364
eISBN:
9780190649395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649364.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 6 addresses the ethical issues involved in engaging with the perpetrator’s perspective by analyzing Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes (2006, The Kindly Ones). It discusses imaginative ... More


Evil

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/9780198778363.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Evil—the Nobel laureate William Golding wrote that anyone who lived through the years of the Second World War ‘without understanding that man produces evil as a bee produces honey, must have been ... 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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