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Holocaust Literature

by John K. Roth

Holocaust Literature Synopsis

Holocaust Literature offers literature reviews of more than 100 core works about the Holocaust. Holocaust Literature identifies the most important works on the Holocaust, by both first- and second-generation survivors as well as philosophers, novelists, poets, and playwrights reflecting on the Holocaust today. Reviews of the classics of Holocaust literature are arranged alphabetically by title and cover the essential literature of the subject. Holocaust literature includes histories, biographies, memoirs, diaries, testimonials, philosophy, social criticism, novels, short fiction, poetry, and plays.It includes key works, from Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl to Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalm , Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz , Elie Wiesel's Night??AA, and Simon Wiesenthal's ??AAThe Sunflower??AA. It also contains core works of nonfiction - histories, biographies, memoirs, diaries, survivor testimonies, reflections on religion, philosophy, ethics that form two-thirds of the list, joined by literary fiction, poetry, and drama: classics such as Aharon Appelfeld's Badenheim 1939, William Styron's Sophie's Choice, and Yehuda Amichai's Open Closed Open. It also represents more recent works, such as Joshua Sobol's play ??AAGhetto??AA (1989), Wladyslaw Szpilman's ??AAThe Pianist??AA (1998), Ian Kershaw's two-volume biography ??AAHitler??AA (completed in 2000), Deborah Lipstadt's ??AAHistory on Trial??AA (2004), William T. Vollmann's ??AAEurope Central??AA (2005), and Heather Pringle's ??AAThe Master Plan: Himmler's Scholars and the Holocause??AA (2006).??AAHolocaust Literature??AA includes 77 essays on Holocaust titles from Masterplots, various Masterplots II sets and Magill's Literary Annuals and edits them into a uniform format. To these have been added 27 completely new essays, written specifically for this work.Essays are arranged alphabetically by the work's title. Each essay begins with the title and subtitle if any; the work's author (including years of birth and death); the year in which the work was first published (for non-English works, the original title and its year of publication are followed by the work's English title in translation and the translation year); the work's genre (drama, novel, novella, nonfiction, poetry, or short fiction); for nonfiction works, the subgenre (such as history, biography, memoir, diary, survivor testimony, reflection, religion, philosophy, ethics); a list of principal personages (nonfiction works) or principal characters (fiction works); an overview of the work's contents; and a list of sources for further study about the work, the author, or the subject of the work.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781587653759
Publication date: 15th May 2008
Author: John K. Roth
Publisher: Salem Press Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 960 pages
Categories: Literary studies: from c 1900 -, European history,

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