Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature

Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature

David Patterson


Whether it is a novel, memoir, diary, poem, or drama, a standard thread runs throughout the literature of the Nazi Holocaust―a motif of non-public testimony to the dearness of humanity. With that point of view the professional authors of Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature adopt profiling 128 of the main influential first new release authors who both survived, perished, or have been heavily hooked up to the Holocaust. prepared alphabetically by way of writer, the entire entries solution a similar uncomplicated questions on the writer and his or her paintings: what's the nature of the author's literary reaction to the Holocaust? what's his or her position in Holocaust literature? What does the author's paintings give a contribution to an figuring out of the Holocaust? what's certain concerning the author's paintings? What are a few key moments within the author's existence? What concerns does the author's paintings pose for the reader? to deal with those questions, the entries are quite often equipped into 3 basic divisions: (1) a gap part on why the author's paintings has an important or specified position in Holocaust literature, (2) a moment part containing details at the author's biography, and (3) a severe exam of the highlights of the author's paintings. ordinarily, the 3rd part is the longest, because the concentration of the encyclopedia is the literature, no longer the author.

The Encyclopedia is meant for all scholars and academics of the Holocaust, despite their degrees of studying. Avenues for extra learn are included on the end of every access and in a complete bibliography of basic works of Holocaust literature and a moment bibliography of severe reviews of Holocaust literature.

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