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Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust Narrative and the Consequences of Interpretation

by Emma Young

Part of the Jewish Literature and Culture Series

Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust Narrative and the Consequences of Interpretation Synopsis

... a fresh critical model for students of Holocaust literature and historiography... -B'nai B'rith Messenger This is the first and most sophisticated attempt I have come across to apply modern literary theory to Holocaust material, and the act of mediation which it involves is worthy of praise. -Naomi Diamant, Prooftexts This is an authoritative and comprehensive, critical study covering all aspects of the remembrance of the Holocaust. James E. Young has written an exhaustive work, analyzing the many forms in which the Holocaust has been dealt with... -AJL Newsletter The first truly critical as well as comprehensive study of Holocaust narratives.... No one has clarified so well the 'texture of memory'. -Geoffrey Hartman ... a fascinating study.... thought provoking and elegantly written... -Holocaust and Genocide Studies A brilliant performance. -The Book Reader ... meticulously crafted and documented... far outranks the multitude of new titles on Holocaust topics. -Choice

Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust Narrative and the Consequences of Interpretation Press Reviews

... a fresh critical model for students of Holocaust literature and historiography B'nai B'rith Messenger This is the first and most sophisticated attempt I have come across to apply modern literary theory to Holocaust material, and the act of mediation which it involves is worthy of praise. Naomi Diamant, Prooftexts This is an authoritative and comprehensive, critical study covering all aspects of the remembrance of the Holocaust. James E. Young has written an exhaustive work, analyzing the many forms in which the Holocuast has been dealt with ... AJL Newsletter The first truly critical as well as comprehensive study of Holocaust narratives... No one has clarified so well the 'texture of memory'. --Geoffrey Hartman ... a fascinating study... thought provoking and elegantly written ... --Holocaust and Genocide Studies A brilliant performance. --The Book Reader ... meticulously crafted and documented ... far outranks the multitude of new titles on Holocaust topics. --Choice

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253206138
Publication date: 22nd October 1988
Author: Emma Young
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Literary studies: general, European history, Second World War,

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