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Witnessing witnessing : on the reception of Holocaust survivor testimony / Thomas Trezise

Publication | Library Call Number: RC451.4.H62 T74 2013
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"Witnessing Witnessing focuses critical attention on those who receive the testimony of Holocaust survivors. Questioning the notion that traumatic experience is intrinsically unspeakable and that the Holocaust thus lies in a quasi-sacred realm beyond history, the book asks whether much current theory does not have the effect of silencing the voices of real historical victims. It thereby challenges widely accepted theoretical views about the representation of trauma in general and the Holocaust in particular as set forth by Giorgio Agamben, Cathy Caruth, Berel Lang, and Dori Laub. It also reconsiders, in the work of Theodor Adorno and Emmanuel Levinas, reflections on ethics and aesthetics after Auschwitz as these pertain to the reception of testimony"--Publisher website.

Format
Book
Author/Creator
Trezise, Thomas, 1953-
Published
New York : Fordham University Press, 2013
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-302) and index
Language
English
Edition
First edition
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