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The Resource The memory of pain : women's testimonies of the Holocaust, Camila Loew

The memory of pain : women's testimonies of the Holocaust, Camila Loew

Label
The memory of pain : women's testimonies of the Holocaust
Title
The memory of pain
Title remainder
women's testimonies of the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Camila Loew
Title variation
Women's testimonies of the Holocaust
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Camila Loew analyzes four women's testimonial literary writings on the Holocaust to examine and question some of the tenets of the fields of Holocaust studies, gender studies, and testimony. Through a close reading of the works of Charlotte Delbo, Margarete Buber-Neumann, Ruth Klüger, and Marguerite Duras, Loew foregrounds these authors' search for a written form to engage with their experiences of the extreme. Although each chapter contains its individual focus and features, the book possesses a unity in intention, concerns, and consequences. In the theoretical introduction that unites the four chapters, Loew eschews essentialism and revises the emergence of the field of Women and Holocaust studies from the early 1980s on, and signals some of its shortcomings. In response, and in accordance with a recent turn in various disciplines of the Humanities, Loew highlights the ethical dimension of testimony and its responsible commitment to the other. In dealing with the texts as literary testimonies--a complex genre, between literature and history, --testimony is freed from the obligation to respond to the requirements of factual truth, and becomes a privileged form to voice the traumatic event, and to symbolically explore the role of excess."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
940.5318
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.195
LC item number
.L64 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Value inquiry book series
  • Holocaust and genocide studies, HGS
Series volume
v. 237.
Label
The memory of pain : women's testimonies of the Holocaust, Camila Loew
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editorial foreword / James R. Watson -- Guest foreword / Angel G. Loureiro -- Guest foreword-mapping out the mountain / Michael Pfeiffer -- Introduction. Century of extremes, century of testimony -- Women and the Holocaust -- Bearing witness -- Witnesses to pain -- Antigones -- My testimony, too -- Charlotte Delbo: the spectacle of hurt memory. Memory's mise-en-scène -- The memory of the body: the body of memory -- Fleeing from narrativity -- The testimony of the other -- "The men" and "us" -- Witness to the century / Margarete Buber-Neumann. Engendering a witness -- Margarete Buber-Neumann, exemplary witness -- Milena: the promise -- Grete Thüring, her story -- Resisting pain -- Embracing exclusion / Ruth Klüger. A German writer -- In search of "Kaddish of the Daughter" -- The Holocaust as a child's story -- "New nightmares, old ghosts": a forbidden story? -- A possible story -- Marguerite Duras: witness to the witness. Remembering the war -- Literary proofs -- Ethics and memory -- Testimony then and now: abolishing certainties -- Stories, women, and pain -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 227 p.
Isbn
9789042034211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn774046986
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793905996
Label
The memory of pain : women's testimonies of the Holocaust, Camila Loew
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editorial foreword / James R. Watson -- Guest foreword / Angel G. Loureiro -- Guest foreword-mapping out the mountain / Michael Pfeiffer -- Introduction. Century of extremes, century of testimony -- Women and the Holocaust -- Bearing witness -- Witnesses to pain -- Antigones -- My testimony, too -- Charlotte Delbo: the spectacle of hurt memory. Memory's mise-en-scène -- The memory of the body: the body of memory -- Fleeing from narrativity -- The testimony of the other -- "The men" and "us" -- Witness to the century / Margarete Buber-Neumann. Engendering a witness -- Margarete Buber-Neumann, exemplary witness -- Milena: the promise -- Grete Thüring, her story -- Resisting pain -- Embracing exclusion / Ruth Klüger. A German writer -- In search of "Kaddish of the Daughter" -- The Holocaust as a child's story -- "New nightmares, old ghosts": a forbidden story? -- A possible story -- Marguerite Duras: witness to the witness. Remembering the war -- Literary proofs -- Ethics and memory -- Testimony then and now: abolishing certainties -- Stories, women, and pain -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 227 p.
Isbn
9789042034211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn774046986
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793905996

Library Locations

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