Traumatic Realism: The Demands of Holocaust Representation
Presents a post-Holocaust view of contemporary culture. Examines, in particular, the question of realism as one of the central problematics that the Holocaust forces back into view. Pt. 1 (p. 17-96), "Modernism 'After Auschwitz', " discusses the philosophers Theodor Adorno and Maurice Blanchot. Pt. 2 (p. 97-177), "Realism in 'the Concentrationary Universe', " deals with the literary works of Ruth Klueger and Charlotte Delbo. Pt. 3 (p. 179-273), "Postmodernism, or 'the Year of the Holocaust', " deals with Philip Roth, Art Spiegelman, and Americanizing the Holocaust. Derives from Holocaust testimonies the concept of traumatic realism as a way of superseding the realist vs. anti-realist dichotomy. Stresses the relation between present and past, and a shift from events to their transmission, including in mass culture, via such forms as comic books, feature films, and museum exhibits.
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Page 1 - Cognition of the object in its constellation is cognition of the process stored in the object. As a constellation, theoretical thought circles the concept it would like to unseal, hoping that it may fly open like the lock of a wellguarded safe-deposit box: in response, not to a single key or a single number, but to a combination of numbers.