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The Resource Holocaust impiety in Jewish American literature : memory, identity (post- )postmodernism, by Joost Krijnen

Holocaust impiety in Jewish American literature : memory, identity (post- )postmodernism, by Joost Krijnen

Label
Holocaust impiety in Jewish American literature : memory, identity (post- )postmodernism
Title
Holocaust impiety in Jewish American literature
Title remainder
memory, identity (post- )postmodernism
Statement of responsibility
by Joost Krijnen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Holocaust is often said to be unrepresentable. Yet since the 1990s, a new generation of Jewish American writers have been returning to this history again and again, insisting on engaging with it in highly playful, comic, and "impious" ways. Focusing on the fiction of Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and Nathan Englander, this book suggests that this literature cannot simply be dismissed as insensitive or improper. It argues that these Jewish American authors engage with the Holocaust in ways that renew and ensure its significance for contemporary generations. These ways, moreover, are intricately connected to efforts of finding new means of expressing Jewish American identity, and of moving beyond the increasingly apparent problems of postmodernism"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krijnen, Joost,
Dewey number
810.9/358405318
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Postmodern studies
Series volume
v. 53
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
Label
Holocaust impiety in Jewish American literature : memory, identity (post- )postmodernism, by Joost Krijnen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • pt. 2
  • Identity
  • 3.
  • Jewish American Identity and the Holocaust
  • 4.
  • Inventing Jewish Worlds
  • Identity, History, and the Holocaust in Everything Is Illuminated, The History of Love, The Ministry of Special Cases, and The Yiddish Policemen's Union
  • pt. 3
  • (Post- postmodernism
  • 5.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Cultivating the Desert Pragmatist Reconfigurations of Postmodernism
  • 6.
  • Post-Postmodern "Entertainment" The Holocaust and Renewalism in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Everything Is Illuminated, The History of Love, and Great House
  • pt. 1
  • Memory
  • 1.
  • Historical Consciousness and the Americanization of the Holocaust
  • 2.
  • Dynamic of Distance
  • Memory of the Holocaust in Everything Is Illuminated, The History of Love, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Control code
ocn940796288
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004316072
Lccn
2016008812
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)940796288
Label
Holocaust impiety in Jewish American literature : memory, identity (post- )postmodernism, by Joost Krijnen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • pt. 2
  • Identity
  • 3.
  • Jewish American Identity and the Holocaust
  • 4.
  • Inventing Jewish Worlds
  • Identity, History, and the Holocaust in Everything Is Illuminated, The History of Love, The Ministry of Special Cases, and The Yiddish Policemen's Union
  • pt. 3
  • (Post- postmodernism
  • 5.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Cultivating the Desert Pragmatist Reconfigurations of Postmodernism
  • 6.
  • Post-Postmodern "Entertainment" The Holocaust and Renewalism in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Everything Is Illuminated, The History of Love, and Great House
  • pt. 1
  • Memory
  • 1.
  • Historical Consciousness and the Americanization of the Holocaust
  • 2.
  • Dynamic of Distance
  • Memory of the Holocaust in Everything Is Illuminated, The History of Love, and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Control code
ocn940796288
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004316072
Lccn
2016008812
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)940796288

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