The Golem Redux: From Prague to Post-Holocaust Fiction (Google eBook)

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Wayne State University Press, Apr 15, 2012 - History - 240 pages
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Traces the history of the golem legend and its appropriations in German texts and film as well as in post-Holocaust Jewish-American fiction, comics, graphic novels, and television.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Variations on the Golem Legend in Jewish Tradition
17
The Golem Runs Amok
37
3 Traditional Retellings of the Golem Legend
69
4 The Comics Connection
111
5 Golems to the Rescue
151
Epilogue
185
Notes
193
Bibliography
203
Index
217
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About the author (2012)

Elizabeth R. Baer is professor of English and genocide studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She is co-editor with Hester Baer of The Blessed Abyss: Inmate #6582 in Ravensbr?ck Concentration Camp for Women (Wayne State University Press, 2000) and co-editor with Myrna Goldenberg of Experience and Expression: Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust (Wayne State University Press, 2003). She is also editor of Shadows on My Heart: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Buck of Virginia, a finalist for the Lincoln Prize in 1997.

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