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Shadows in the City of Light


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1. Introduction: The Long Shadow of the Jewish Question in Paris

Part I: Topography

2. A Psychogeography of Dora Bruder
Julia Creet

3. "Ô popoï, popoï, popoï": Breathless Sobs, Displacement, and Parisian Cartography in Sarah Kofman's Rue Ordener Rue Labat
Gary D. Mole

4. Perec, Raczymow, and Their Sites of Memory
Annelies Schulte Nordholt

Part II: Familiar Strangers

5. Comme Dieu en France? Disillusionment and Dreams in Twentieth-Century French Jewish Immigrant Literature
Nadia Malinovich

6. Sarah Kofman: A Strange Familiarity
Henri Raczymow

Part III: Ambivalences

7. A City of My Own: Paris and Desire in the Works of Patrick Modiano and Georges Perec
Amira Bojadzija-Dan

8. Patrick Modiano's Dora Bruder: Wandering Down Memory Lane
Maxime Decout

9. "Paris of Days Gone By": The Quest for Memory in a Postwar Haunted City—A Case Study of Georges Perec's and Patrick Modiano's Novels
Ruth Malka

Part IV: Absence

10. Mourning and the Work of Memory in Holocaust Memoirs
L. Scott Lerner

11. Paris Obscur
Thomas Nolden

12. Algerian Echoes in Modiano's and Perec's Cityscapes of Holocaust Memory
Sarah Hammerschlag

Part V: Past Imperfect

13. Perec's Ghost City
Nelly Wolf

14. Street Walking Paris
Sara R. Horowitz

15. The Afterlife of Irène Némirovsky's Suite française
Susan Rubin Suleiman


About the Author

Sara R. Horowitz is Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature at York University and the author of Voicing the Void: Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction, also published by SUNY Press. Amira Bojadzija-Dan is Research Associate at the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University. Julia Creet is Professor of English at York University and the author of The Genealogical Sublime. Together, they are also coeditors of H. G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy.

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