Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

Studies in European Culture and History

German-Jewish Literature in the Wake of the Holocaust

Grete Weil, Ruth Kluger and the Politics of Address

Authors: Bos, P.

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-7933-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-6657-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-52963-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
About this book

Combining cultural history and literary analysis, this study proposes a new and thought-provoking reading of the changing relationship between Germans and Jews following the Holocaust. Two Holocaust survivors whose work became uniquely successful in the Germany of the 1980s and 1990s, Grete Weil and Ruth Kluger, emerge as exemplary in their contributions to a postwar German discussion about the Nazi legacy that had largely excluded living Jews. While acknowledging that the German audience for the works of Holocaust survivors began to change in the 1980s, this study disputes the common tendency to interpret this as a sign of greater willingness to confront the Holocaust, arguing instead that it resulted from a continued German misreading of Jews' criticisms. By tracing the particular cultural-political impact that Weil's and Kluger's works had on their German audience, it investigates the paradox of Germany's confronting the Holocaust without necessarily confronting the Jews as Germans. Furthermore, for the authors this literature also had a psychological impact: their 'return' to the German language and to Germany is read not as an act of mourning or nostalgia, but rather as a public call to Germans for a dialogue about the Nazi past, as a way to move into the public realm the private emotional and psychological battles resulting from German Jews' exclusion from and persecution by their own national community.

About the authors

PASCALE BOS is Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas - Austin, USA.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-7933-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-6657-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-52963-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
German-Jewish Literature in the Wake of the Holocaust
Book Subtitle
Grete Weil, Ruth Kluger and the Politics of Address
Authors
Series Title
Studies in European Culture and History
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-7933-9
DOI
10.1057/9781403979339
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6657-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52963-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 143
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works are not included.