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Title Writing the holocaust today : critical perspectives on Jonathan Littell's The kindly ones / edited by Aurélie Barjonet and Liran Razinsky.
Imprint Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2012.

Series Faux titre, 0167-9392 ; 381
Faux titre ; 381.
Subject Littell, Jonathan, 1967- Bienveillantes.
Littell, Jonathan, 1967- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature.
Alt Name Barjonet, Aurélie.
Razinsky, Liran.
Description 1 online resource (265 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Originally written in French, The Kindly Ones (2006) is the first major work of the Jewish-American author Jonathan Littell. Its extraordinary critical and commercial success, spawning a series of heated debates, has made this publication one of th.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; The Book's Provocation; "Adelphic Incest in Musil, Nabokov, and Littell"; "From 'Kitsch' to 'Splatter': The Aesthetics of Violence in The Kindly Ones"; "The Similarity of Perpetrators"; "Visibility and Iconicity of the German Language in The Kindly Ones"; The Perpetrator's Point of View; "'Oh my human brothers, let me tell you how it happened.' (Who is the Perpetrator Talking To?)"; "How Nazis Undermine their Own Point of View"; "Manufacturing Memories: Textual and Mnemonic Weaving in The Kindly Ones"; Memory & Intertexts.
"The infamous 'I': Notes on Littell and Céline""The Kindly Ones and the 'Scorched-Earth' Principle"; "The Perpetrator as a Totalitarian Subject: Allegiance and Guilt in The Kindly Ones"; Historical Perspectives; "A Historian's View of The Kindly Ones"; '''Morality' and 'Humanness': Reading Littell with Speer, Fest, Syberberg and Others"; The Reception of the novel; "A German Reading of the German Reception of The Kindly Ones"; "La bienveillance de la critique polonaise. An Analysis of the Polish Reception of Les Bienveillantes"; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789401208611 (electronic bk.)
9401208611 (electronic bk.)
9789042035867 (paperback)
9042035862 (paperback)
9781283868594 (MyiLibrary)
1283868598 (MyiLibrary)
OCLC # 824729195
Additional Format Print version: Writing the holocaust today. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2012 9789042035867 (OCoLC)821687336


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