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H e i n em a n n , M a r l e n e E .
Gender and Destiny: Women Writers and the Holo­
caust.
New York: Greenwood, 1986. 149 p.
Volume is divided into four parts. Part 1 deals with a thematic
study of experiences specific to females in the Nazi camps as seen
through memoirs and novels. Remaining chapters cover inmate
relations, characterization in Holocaust narratives, and textual
questions concerning authenticity of narration.
K r e m e r , L i l l i a n .
Witness Through the Imagination: Jewish-American Holo­
caust Literature.
Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1989. 392 p.
An analysis of American novelists’ (Bellow, Malamud, Epstein,
Elman, Singer, Ozick, Arthur Cohen, Potok, Steiner) treatment
of the Holocaust. No unifying theme, but a close reading of each
text.
L a n g , B e r e l ,
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Writing and the Holocaust.
New York: Holmes & Meier,
1988. 301 p.
Seventeen essays by writers such as Lore Segal, Saul Friedlander,
George Steiner, Irving Howe, Terrence Des Pres, and Leslie
Epstein on the subject of fiction as truth, the representation of
evil, and the memory of history in Holocaust novels. Includes a
roundtable discussion by Raul Hilberg, Cynthia Ozick, Aharon
Appelfeld, and Saul Friedlander.
P a t t e r s o n , D a v id .
The Shriek of Silence: A Phenomenology of the Holocaust
Novel.
Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1992. 180 p.
Focuses on the problem of transmitting experience in the Holo­
caust novel, giving examples from many Jewish authors, including
Yehuda Amichai, Aharon Appelfeld, Saul Bellow, Jerzy Kosinski,
Arnost Lustig, I.B. Singer, and Elie Wiesel.
R o s e n f e l d , A l v i n H .
A Double Dying: Reflections on Holocaust Literature.
Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1980. 210 p.
Considers the crisis of language after the Holocaust and its effect
on literature.
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Imagining Hitler.
Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1985. 121 p.
Explores the implications of keeping Hitler’s myth alive through
various frauds (fake diaries, for instance) or fictive approaches,
such as realistic novels, thriller and spy novels, and literary works.
Y o u n g , J a m e s E .
Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust: Narrative and the
Consequences of Interpretation.
Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1988. 243
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Book is divided into three parts. Section I interprets literary
testimony using Holocaust diaries and memoirs, and documentary
fiction and theater. Section II explores the Holocaust as literary
archetype and analyzes its use in the literature of Jews, including
antiwar poetry in Israel, and non-Jews, including the poetry of
Sylvia Plath. Section III critiques Holocaust narratives.