Page 222 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 50

Basic HTML Version

214
JEW ISH BOOK ANNUAL
film versions o f novels. Enlarged second edition published by Cam­
bridge UP in 1989.
S c h i f f , E l l e n .
From Stereotype to Metaphor: The Jew in Contemporary Dra­
ma.
Albany, SUNY Press, 1982. 276 p.
Written to address the expanding presence o f Jewish characters
in drama since World War II. Analyzes Biblical dramas, the tra­
dition o f the “stage Jew” such as Shylock, and the tendency in
postwar drama for the image o f the Jew to become the image
o f everyone.
S k l o o t , R o b e r t .
The Darkness We Carry: the Drama o f the Holocaust.
Mad­
ison: U o f Wisconsin, P, 1988. 147 p.
Considers the idea o f tragedy and how the traditional beliefs
surrounding this kind o f writing have been rejected or reconciled
to the materials from history that the Holocaust provides.
IV. Holocaust
B e r g e r , A l a n L.
Crisis and Covenant: the Holocaust in American Jewish
Fiction.
A lbany ,
SUNY Press, 1985. 226 p.
Book focuses on the contributions o f American Jewish novelists
to the literature o f the Holocaust. Berger brings together theo­
logical and literary issues in his exploration o f individual writers,
such as Ozick, Malamud, Nissenson, and Singer.
B i l ik , D o r o t h y Se idm an .
Immigrant-Survivors: Post-Holocaust Conscious­
ness in Recent Jewish American Fiction.
Middletown: Wesleyan UP,
1981. 216 p.
From an analysis o f novels by Malamud, Bellow, Singer, and
others the author claims that the immigrant-survivor has become
a major figure in the novel and is portrayed as alienated, unas­
similated, and haunted.
E i s e n b e r g , A z r i e l .
The Lost Generation: Children in the Holocaust.
New
York: Pilgrim Press, 1982. 380 p.
Explores the wide range o f experiences suffered by children
during the Holocaust, including their lives in the Nazi ghettos and
concentration camps, as well as years spent hiding in the forests,
passing as Aryans, or living under the protection o f righteous gen­
tiles. Chapters 6 and 7 explore children’s diaries, including Anne
Frank’s, and written testimonies by children.
F in e , E l l e n
S.
Legacy o f Night: The Literary Universe o f Elie Wiesel.
Al­
bany: SUNY Press, 1982. 200 p.
Expounds thesis that some struggle between the ‘dead’ self and
the ‘surviving’ self must be fought and won before a survivor’s
voice can truly speak. Foreward by Terrance Des Pres.