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The fantastic in Holocaust literature and film : critical perspectives / edited by Judith B. Kerman and John Edgar Browning ; foreword by Jane Yolen.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: PN56.F34 F3555 2015 c. 1

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    Summary
    "This collection of new essays explores the use of fantastic story-telling in Holocaust literature and film. Writers such as Jane Yolen and Art Spiegelman are discussed, as well as the sci-fi television series V (1983), Stephen King's novella Apt Pupil (1982), Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Martin Scorsese's dark thriller Shutter Island (2010)"-- Provided by publisher.
    Series
    Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy ; 49
    Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 49.
    Format
    Book
    Published
    Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
    Contents
    Introduction: fantasy as testimony / Gary K. Wolfe
    Avenues of the fantastic in Holocaust literature. Uses of the fantastic in literature of the Holocaust / Judith B. Kerman
    The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature: Writing and unwriting the unbearable / Michael P. McCleary
    Surviving the Survivor: Art Spiegelman's Maus / Joan Gordon
    The Fantastic Search for Hitler: The Fuhrer's Defense in His Own Words / Eric J. Sterling
    "Hidden in Plain Sight": On Holocaust Fantasy in the Metaphysical Detective Story / Patricia Merivale
    The Summons of Freedom: Fantastic History in Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated / Paul Eisenstein
    The Holocaust and Fantasy Literature. The Last of the Just: Lifting Moloch to Heaven / Jules Zanger
    The Door to Lilith's Cave: Memory and Imagination in Jane Yolen's Holocaust Novels / Ellen R. Weil
    Mother Goose Tales: Intergenerational Storytelling and the Holocaust in Jane Yolen's Briar Rose and Peter Rushforth's Kindergarten / Vandana Saxena
    The Devil's Arithmetic and Time Travel: Truth and Memory / Carol A. Senf
    (Re)Imagining the Holocaust through horror, humor and science fiction. A Holocaust education in reverse: Stephen King's "The summer of corruption: apt pupil" / Leon Stein
    Holocaust-as-Horror, Science Fiction and the "Look" of the "Real/Reel" in V (1983) / John Edgar Browning
    A Dishonest Reckoning: Play-"Acting Through" Personal Trauma and the Shoah in Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (2010) / Kristopher Mecholsky
    Going Beyond Horror: Fantasy, Humor and the Holocaust / Caroline Joan (Kay) S. Picart.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kerman, Judith, 1945- editor.
    Browning, John Edgar, editor.
    Yolen, Jane, author of foreword.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Introduction: fantasy as testimony / Gary K. Wolfe -- Avenues of the fantastic in Holocaust literature. Uses of the fantastic in literature of the Holocaust / Judith B. Kerman -- The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature: Writing and unwriting the unbearable / Michael P. McCleary -- Surviving the Survivor: Art Spiegelman's Maus / Joan Gordon -- The Fantastic Search for Hitler: The Fuhrer's Defense in His Own Words / Eric J. Sterling -- "Hidden in Plain Sight": On Holocaust Fantasy in the Metaphysical Detective Story / Patricia Merivale -- The Summons of Freedom: Fantastic History in Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated / Paul Eisenstein -- The Holocaust and Fantasy Literature. The Last of the Just: Lifting Moloch to Heaven / Jules Zanger -- The Door to Lilith's Cave: Memory and Imagination in Jane Yolen's Holocaust Novels / Ellen R. Weil -- Mother Goose Tales: Intergenerational Storytelling and the Holocaust in Jane Yolen's Briar Rose and Peter Rushforth's Kindergarten / Vandana Saxena -- The Devil's Arithmetic and Time Travel: Truth and Memory / Carol A. Senf -- (Re)Imagining the Holocaust through horror, humor and science fiction. A Holocaust education in reverse: Stephen King's "The summer of corruption: apt pupil" / Leon Stein -- Holocaust-as-Horror, Science Fiction and the "Look" of the "Real/Reel" in V (1983) / John Edgar Browning -- A Dishonest Reckoning: Play-"Acting Through" Personal Trauma and the Shoah in Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (2010) / Kristopher Mecholsky -- Going Beyond Horror: Fantasy, Humor and the Holocaust / Caroline Joan (Kay) S. Picart.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780786458745
    0786458747
    Additional Form
    Electronic version(s) available internally at USHMM.
    Physical Description
    x, 232 pages ; 24 cm.

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