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Holocaust Literature

By S.Lilian Kremer (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 1440 pages
Other Information: 2 maps
Published In: United States, 23 January 2003
From the world of Homer's Iliad to the present day, writers have striven to comprehend the spectacle of human inhumanity. In this important new resource edited by a leading Holocaust specialist, readers can access over 300 bio-critical entries on writers whose memoirs, novels, poetry, short stories and drama present a broad and stirring spectrum of voices interpreting one of the twentieth century's most politically and emotionally charged events. Its focus is on writers whose work was either written in English or is available in translation, allowing readers to explore the wide-ranging effects of the Holocaust in the work of writers whose books first appeared in Czech, Dutch, English, French, Polish, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Yiddish. The most comprehensive reference source on a subject of vital interest, this groundbreaking two volume set is invaluable for its thoroughness, impeccable scholarship and engaging prose. Holocaust Literature will become a classic in the field, enriching the studies of readers at all levels, including secondary students, undergraduates, specialists and general readers alike. 2004 Dartmouth Medal Honorable Mention ALA/RUSA Oustanding Reference Source 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2004 Booklist Editor's Choice 2004 Victoria Aarons, Trinity University, USA; Dvir Abramovich, University of Melbourne, Australia; Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland; Ehrhard Bah

Table of Contents

Agosin, Marjorie ; Aichinger, Ilse; Alhadeff, Gini; Almagor, Gila; Aloni, Jenny; Amery, Jean; Amichai, Yehudah; Amir-Pinkerfeld, Andah; Amis, Martin; Andersch, Alfred; Andrzejewski, Jerzy; Antelme, Robert; Appelfeld, Aharon; Appleman-Jurman, Alicia; Arendt, Hannah; Ascher, Carol; Atlan, Liliane; Auerbach, Rachel; Badanes, Jerome; Baitz, Jon Robin; Baker, Mark; Barnes, Peter; Bartov, Hanoch; Bassani, Giorgio; Bauman, Janina; Becker, Jurek; Begley, Louis; Bellow, Saul; Benski, Stanislaw; Berg, Mary; Berger, Joseph; Bernhard, Thomas; Bettelheim, Bruno; Biderman, Abraham; Biller, Maxim; Birenbaum, Haline; Bitton-Jackson, Livia; Boll, Heinrich; Borges, Jorge Luis; Borowski, Tadeusz; Brandys, Kazimierz; Brecht, Bertolt; Brett, Lily; Brod, Max; Bukiet, Melvin; Burnier, Andreas; Camus, Albert; Canetti, Elias; Celan, Paul; Chabon, Michael; Cohen, Albert; Cohen, Arthur; Cohen, Elie; Cohen, Leonard; Cony, Carlos Heitor; Czerniakow, Adam; Delbo, Charlotte; Demetz, Hana; Domecq, Alina Lubitch; Doubrovsky, Serge; Dribben, Judith; Drummond, Robert; Duden, Anne; Durlacher, Gerard; Edelman, Marek; Elberg, Yehuda; Eliach, Yaffa; Elman, Richard; Elon, Amos; Epstein, Helen; Epstein, Leslie; Ettinger, Elzbieta; Fackenheim, Emil; Feinstein, Elaine; Feldman, Irving; Fenelon, Fania; Ferderber-Salz, Bertha; Feuchtwanger, Lion; Ficowski, Jerzy; Fink,Ida; Finkelstein, Barbara; Fischer, Erica; Flinker, Moshe; Frank, Anne; Frankl, Viktor; Fried, Erich; Friedlander, Saul; Friedman, Carl; Fromer, Rebecca; Frumin, Sue; Fuks, Ladislav; Gary, Romain; Gascar, Pierre; Gay, Peter; Gergely, Agnes; Gershon, Karen; Gilboa, Amir; Ginzburg, Natalia; Glatstein, Jacob; Glowinski, Michael; Goldberg, Leah; Goldstein, Rebecca; Goodman, Allegra; Gouri, Haim; Govrin, Michael; Grade, Chaim; Grass, Gunter; Green, Gerald; Greenberg, Uri Zvi; Grossinger, Harvey; Grossman, David; Grossman, Vasily; Grumberg, Jean-Claude; Grunberg, Arnon; Grynberg, Henryk; Guralnik, Sonia; Hadar, Tanya; Haim, Esty; Hamburger, Michael; Hareven, Shulamit; Harris, Robert; Hartman, G.; Hersey, John; Hershman, Marcie; Herzberg, Judith; Heyen, William; Hill, Geoffrey; Hillesum, Etty; Hilsenrath, Edgar; Hochhuth, Rolf; Hochwalder, Fritz; Hoffman, Eva; Hoffmann, Yoel; Hofmann, Gert; Honigmann, Barbara; Isaacson, Judith Magyar; Jelinek, Elfriede; Kaniuk, Yoram; Kaplan, Chaim; Karmel, Ilona; Karmel-Wolfe, Heina; Karpf, Anne; Karski, Jan; Katzenelson, Yitzhak; Ka-Tzetnik; Keneally, Thomas; Kertesz, Imre; Kipphardt, Heiner; Kis, Danilo; Kittner, Alfred; Klein, Gerda; Klein, Cecilie; Klein, A. M.; Klemperer, Victor; Klepfisz, Irena; Kluger, Ruth; Kofman, Sarah; Kogon, Eugen; Kolmar, Gertrude; Korn, Rachel; Kosinski, Jerzy; Kovner, Abba; Krall, Hanna; Kramer, Lotte; Kreisel, Henry; Langfus, Anna; Layton, Irving; Lebow, Barbara; Leitner, Isabella; Leivick, H.; Lengyel, Olga; Lentin, Ronit; Lerner, Motti; Levi, Primo; Levinas, Emmanuel; Levy, Itamar; Liebrecht, Savyon; Lind, Jakov; Lustig, Arnost; Lyotard, Jean-Francois; Malamud,Bern

About the Author

S. Lillian Kremer, University Distinguished Professor of English at Kansas State University, has written numerous articles on Holocaust literature. She is the author of two well-received books: Women's Holocaust Writing: Memory and Imagination, and Witness Through the Imagination: Jewish-American Holocaust Literature.

Reviews

"The most authoritative and comprehensive guide available."-"Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews, July 2003 "This satisfyingly useful and remarkably comprehensive reference source is sure to support research by academics, students ranging from high school through graduate school, and interested general readers... Highly recommended."-"Library Journal (starred review), April 15, 2003 "A major addition to Holocaust Studies... Libraries with Holocaust studies courses and others with an interest in this topic should purchase this title, as the number of authors covered and the strong bibliographic component make it an impressive resource for researchers and other serious students. This would also make an excellent purchase for large public libraries."-"Booklist/RBB (starred review), April 2003 "Kremer's excellent reference work... Provide fresh insights... Kremer's introduction supplies a good overview.... The set's most useful features are its glossary, appendixes, subject indexes, maps, and general index... Essential. All Holocaust collections."-"Choice, July 2003 ""Holocaust Literature, bravely and ably edited by S. Lillian Kremer, reflects various literary, social-historical, and psychological approaches.... Kremer's informative, wide-ranging introduction sees Holocaust literature in a uniquely compelling body of testimony... Even a seasoned reader will find these entries on more than 300 souls, a hundred of them women, mind-stretching."-John Felstiner, "Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2004

EAN: 9780415929851
ISBN: 0415929857
Publisher: Routledge, Inc
Dimensions: 30.12 x 24.59 x 11.89 centimeters (5.22 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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