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Holocaust Impiety in Jewish American Literature : Memory, Identity, Post-Postmodernism (Hardcover)

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Citing a trend in Jewish-American writing in which authors return to the Holocaust again and again, yet approach it from unexpected, often highly playful, sometimes even seemingly “sacrilegious” angles, Krijnen focuses on the fiction of some of the most significant representations: Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and Nathan Englander. He offers a critical understanding of a particular body of Jewish-American literature about the Holocaust--an objective that can only be realized through a much broader critical understanding of contemporary Holocaust memory and the American context, the contemporary Jewish-American experience, and postmodernism. He finds that the work of these authors ultimately signals a strong commitment to developing renewed forms of historical cultural, and moral signification in a twenty-first American context in which, until recently, had seemed to have become all but impossible. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Jewish
Series Title: Postmodern Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Joost Krijnen
Language: English
Street Date: May 12, 2016
TCIN: 51047061
UPC: 9789004253230
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-8177

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