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作者 Loew, Camila
書名 The Memory of Pain : Women¿s Testimonies of the Holocaust
出版項 New York : BRILL, 2011
©2011
國際標準書號 9789401207065 (electronic bk.)
9789042034211
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (254 pages)
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系列 Holocaust and Genocide Studies ; v.237
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
附註 THE MEMORY OF PAIN: Women's Testimonies of the Holocaust -- CONTENTS -- LIST OF FIGURES -- EDITORIAL FOREWORD -- GUEST FOREWORD -- GUEST FOREWORD: Mapping Out the Mountain -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. Century of Extremes, Century of Testimony -- 2. Women and the Holocaust -- 3. Bearing Witness -- 4. Witnesses to Pain -- 5. Antigones -- 6. My Testimony, Too -- ONE Charlotte Delbo: The Spectacle of Hurt Memory -- 1. Memory's -- 2. The Memory of the Body: the Body of Memory -- 3. Fleeing from Narrativity -- 4. The Testimony of the Other -- 5. "The Men" and "Us" -- TWO Margarete Buber-Neumann: Witness to the Century -- 1. Engendering a Witness -- 2. Margarete Buber-Neumann, Exemplary Witness -- 3. Milena: The Promise -- 4. Grete Thüring, Her Story -- 5. Resisting Pain -- THREE Ruth Klüger: Embracing Exclusion -- 1. A German Writer -- 2. In search of the "Kaddish of the Daughter" -- 3. The Holocaust as a Child's Story -- 4. "New Nightmares, Old Ghosts": A Forbidden Story? -- 5. A Possible Story -- FOUR Marguerite Duras: Witness to the Witness -- 1. Re-Membering the War -- 2. Literary Proofs -- 3. Ethics and Memory -- 4. Testimony Then and Now: Abolishing Certainty -- 5. Stories, Women, and Pain -- FIVE Conclusion -- WORKS CITED -- ABOUT THE AUTHOR -- INDEX -- VIBS
In this book, Camila Loew analyzes four women's testimonial literary writings on the Holocaust to examine and question some of the tenets of the fields of Holocaust studies, gender studies, and testimony. Through a close reading of the works of Charlotte Delbo, Margarete Buber-Neumann, Ruth Klüger, and Marguerite Duras, Loew foregrounds these authors' search for a written form to engage with their experiences of the extreme. Although each chapter contains its individual focus and features, the book possesses a unity in intention, concerns, and consequences. In the theoretical introduction that unites the four chapters, Loew eschews essentialism and revises the emergence of the field of Women and Holocaust studies from the early 1980s on, and signals some of its shortcomings. In response, and in accordance with a recent turn in various disciplines of the Humanities, Loew highlights the ethical dimension of testimony and its responsible commitment to the other. In dealing with the texts as literary testimonies-a complex genre, between literature and history-, testimony is freed from the obligation to respond to the requirements of factual truth, and becomes a privileged form to voice the traumatic event, and to symbolically explore the role of excess
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Loew, Camila The Memory of Pain : Women¿s Testimonies of the Holocaust New York : BRILL,c2011 9789042034211
主題 Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature.;Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Psychological aspects
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