The Shriek of Silence: A Phenomenology of the Holocaust Novel

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University Press of Kentucky, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 180 pages
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" This books is less a critical study than an impassioned meditation on the deeper sources of the Holcaust novel. Amont the authors examined are Elie Wiesel, Arnost Lustig, Aharon Appelfeld, Katzetnik 135633, Primo Levi, Yehuda Amichai, Piotr Rawicz, A. Anatolit, Saul Bellow, I.B. Singer, Anna Langfus, Rachmil Bryks, and Ilse Aichinger. The Shriek of Silence is a first in several respect: the first to examine the Holocaust novels in their original languages, the first to articulate a theoretical basis for its approach, and the first phenomenological investigation -- one that attempts to penetrate the process of creation for these novelists. The novelists of the Holocaust, in witnessing through their words, regain their voices and in so doing are reborn.

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Patternson is president emeritus of the Oxford Centre for Jewish & Hebrew Studies.

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