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Third-Generation Holocaust Representation: Trauma, History, and Memory
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Third-Generation Holocaust Representation: Trauma, History, and Memory (Hardback)

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Victoria Aarons and Alan L. Berger show that Holocaust literary representation has continued to flourish well into the twenty-first century-gaining increased momentum even as its perspective shifts, as a third generation adds its voice to the chorusof post-Holocaust writers. In negotiating the complex thematic imperatives and narrative conceits of the literature of third-generation writers, this bold new work examines those structures, tropes, patterns, ironies, disjunctions, and overall tensionsthat produce a literature that laments unrecoverable loss for a generation removed spatially and temporally from the extended trauma of the Holocaust. Aarons and Berger address evolving notions of "postmemory"; the intergenerational and ongoingtransmission of trauma; issues of Jewish cultural identity; inherited memory; the psychological tensions of post-Holocaust Jewish identity; the characteristic tropes of memory and the personalized narrative voice; issues of generational dislocationand anxiety; the recurrent antagonisms of assimilation and historical alienation; the imaginative re-creation and reconstruction of the past; and the future of Holocaust memory and representation.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsGenocide & ethnic cleansingThe HolocaustPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligious groups: social & cultural aspectsJewish studies Publisher: Northwestern University Press Publication Date: 30/12/2017 ISBN-13: 9780810134102  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Victoria Aarons is O. R. and Eva Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature and chair of the English Department at Trinity University, USA. ALAN L. BERGER holds the Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies and is a professor of Judaic studies at Florida Atlantic University, USA.

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