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Encrypting the Past: The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation

Kirstin Gwyer

Abstract

Encrypting the Past puts forward the interpretative category of the first-generation German-Jewish Holocaust novel and examines its representational strategies. With reference to works by H. G. Adler, Jenny Aloni, Elisabeth Augustin, Erich Fried, and Wolfgang Hildesheimer, it shows how Holocaust literature was being written decades before post-war authors such as Sebald (discussed in the Conclusion) were credited with having found new ways of reflecting the unspeakable. It demonstrates that, before the theoretical debate over the fundamental representability of the Holocaust was even fully und ... More

Keywords: Holocaust novel, German-Jewish, postmodernism, deconstruction, trauma theory, postmemory, encryption

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198709930
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709930.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirstin Gwyer, author
Lecturer in German, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford