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

Publication | Library Call Number: PN56.H55 K75 2016
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Series
Postmodern studies ; volume 53
Postmodern studies ; 53.
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Krijnen, Joost, author.
Published
Leiden [The Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill/Rodopi, [2016]
Includes bibliographical references and index
Language
English
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