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The Resource Textual silence : unreadability and the Holocaust, Jessica Lang

Textual silence : unreadability and the Holocaust, Jessica Lang

Label
Textual silence : unreadability and the Holocaust
Title
Textual silence
Title remainder
unreadability and the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Lang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Explores the tension between the will and desire to read and our ultimate inability to do so as it applies to Holocaust literature. I have chosen to focus on Holocaust literature first, perhaps more than any other literary genre or category, questions about Holocaust representation--how we write, draw, narrate, exhibit, present, speak about that event--beginning with the very fact that so much representation exists, have been thoughtfully and determinedly examined by survivors, authors, scholars, artists and others. However, questions of how that representation is processed, or for this book, how representations are read, have received little attention. Second, the presence of the unreadable is made all the more pointed and powerful as more time imposes itself between the actual historical moment in history that Holocaust texts refer to and the act of reading. We as contemporary readers must recognize that the body of Holocaust texts is gradually taking the place of the body of the eyewitness. The sentiment expressed by so many survivors, that language is insufficient to describe their experiences, can, should be and very much is part of the reading experience. That is, a relationship exists--this book explores it--between the limitations of representation in terms of expression by an author and the limits of understanding or processing on the part of a reader. Textual Silence uncovers the literary gaps or silences within texts that impose limitations on the act of reading"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PUL
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1973-
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Lang, Jessica
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • Silence in literature
  • Memory in literature
  • Mimesis in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
Label
Textual silence : unreadability and the Holocaust, Jessica Lang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1: Readability and Unreadability: A Fractured Dialogue -- Part I: Generational Differences in Holocaust Literature. 2: Before, During and After: Reading and the Eyewitness -- 3: Reading to Belong: Second Generation and the Audience of Self -- 4: The Third-Generation's Holocaust: The Story of Time and Place -- Part II: Pushed to the Edges: The Holocaust in American Fiction. 5: American Fiction and the Act of Genocide -- 6: Receding into the Distance: The Holocaust as Background -- 7: Afterwords: Reading the Fragments of Memory
Control code
ocn960492898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780813589947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960492898
Label
Textual silence : unreadability and the Holocaust, Jessica Lang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1: Readability and Unreadability: A Fractured Dialogue -- Part I: Generational Differences in Holocaust Literature. 2: Before, During and After: Reading and the Eyewitness -- 3: Reading to Belong: Second Generation and the Audience of Self -- 4: The Third-Generation's Holocaust: The Story of Time and Place -- Part II: Pushed to the Edges: The Holocaust in American Fiction. 5: American Fiction and the Act of Genocide -- 6: Receding into the Distance: The Holocaust as Background -- 7: Afterwords: Reading the Fragments of Memory
Control code
ocn960492898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780813589947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960492898

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