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Narratives of annihilation, confinement, and survival : camp literature in a transnational perspective / edited by Anja Tippner and Anna Artwińska.

Publication | Library Call Number: PN56.C663 N37 2019

The concept of "camp narratives" rather than "Holocaust narratives" or "Gulag narratives" is based on the assumption that literary accounts of camp experiences share common traits, aesthetically as well as thematically. The book presents readings of camp literature that underscore the similarities between texts about Soviet gulag camps, Nazi camps and about other camp experiences. While literature about Nazi concentration camps still serves as a point of reference for camp narratives in the same way that the Holocaust serves as a point of reference for other genocidal operations, socialist labor and penal camps have become transnational lieux de mémoire in their own right since 1989. This volume intends to provide a theoretical frame as well as an overview of several important European camp literatures and case studies of iconic camp narratives and to take a comparative and transnational perspective on the genre of the camp narrative.

Book cover
Culture & conflict, volume 14
Culture & conflict ; Bd. 14.
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2019]
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