The Epitome of Evil

Hitler in American Fiction, 1939–2002

Authors: Butter, M.

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This study explores the literary representations of Adolf Hitler in American fiction and makes the case that his figure has slowly developed from a means of left-wing critique into a device of right-wing affirmation.

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MICHAEL BUTTER is Junior Research Fellow at the School of Language and Literature, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany.

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"In this captivating book, Butter provides an astoundingly original blend of close readings and historical analyses and produces a truly illuminating account of Hitler and his many appearances in American culture. Representing the best in cultural studies, The Epitome of Evil is both attentive to the past and sharply critical of how present formulations have emerged from and through that history. Pithy, pointed, and smart, Butter s text is filled with insightful observations that will open new and exciting avenues in American and cultural studies." - Priscilla L. Walton, Carleton University

"Much of the value and originality of Butter s thesis lies in its critique of postwar and contemporary American culture; however, Butter s analysis does not remain exclusively on this larger analytical level. He skillfully alternates between close textual readings and the more comprehensive cultural implications of the Hitler texts. Butter employs some of the most effective tools of contemporary narratology to demonstrate how each text constructs its own version of the Hitler trope and to analyze how certain generic forms (such as the alternate history) have developed precisely around representations of Hitler." - Erin McGlothlin, Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies, Washington University in St. Louis


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Epitome of Evil
Book Subtitle
Hitler in American Fiction, 1939–2002
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Michael Butter
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62080-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230620803
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61341-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37794-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 218
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