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Speaking the unspeakable in postwar Germany : toward a public discourse on the Holocaust, Sonja Boos

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Speaking the unspeakable in postwar Germany : toward a public discourse on the Holocaust
Title
Speaking the unspeakable in postwar Germany
Title remainder
toward a public discourse on the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Sonja Boos
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"An interdisciplinary study of a diverse set of public speeches given by major literary and cultural figures in the 1950s and 1960s. Through close readings of canonical speeches by Hannah Arendt, Theodor W. Adorno, Ingeborg Bachmann, Martin Buber, Paul Celan, Uwe Johnson, Peter Szondi, and Peter Weiss, Sonja Boos demonstrates that these speakers both facilitated and subverted the construction of a public discourse about the Holocaust in postwar West Germany. The author's analysis of original audio recordings of the speech events (several of which will be available on a companion website) improves our understanding of the spoken, performative dimension of public speeches. While emphasizing the social constructedness of discourse, experience, and identity, Boos does not neglect the pragmatic conditions of aesthetic and intellectual production--most notably, the felt need to respond to the breach in tradition caused by the Holocaust. The book thereby illuminates the process by which a set of writers and intellectuals, instead of trying to mend what they perceived as a radical break in historical continuity or corroborating the myth of a "new beginning, " searched for ways to make this historical rupture rhetorically and semantically discernible and literally audible"--
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Publisher's Web site
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
Dewey number
940.53/180943
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.3
LC item number
.B66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought
Label
Speaking the unspeakable in postwar Germany : toward a public discourse on the Holocaust, Sonja Boos
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : an Archimedean podium -- Martin Buber -- Paul Celan -- Ingeborg Bachmann -- Hannah Arendt -- Uwe Johnson -- Peter Szondi -- Peter Weiss -- Conclusion : speaking of the noose in the country of the hangman (Theodor W. Adorno)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9780801479632
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014030965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn885378198
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Speaking the unspeakable in postwar Germany : toward a public discourse on the Holocaust, Sonja Boos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : an Archimedean podium -- Martin Buber -- Paul Celan -- Ingeborg Bachmann -- Hannah Arendt -- Uwe Johnson -- Peter Szondi -- Peter Weiss -- Conclusion : speaking of the noose in the country of the hangman (Theodor W. Adorno)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9780801479632
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014030965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn885378198
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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