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The Resource "The space of words" : exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs, Jennifer M. Hoyer

"The space of words" : exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs, Jennifer M. Hoyer

Label
"The space of words" : exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs
Title
"The space of words"
Title remainder
exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer M. Hoyer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nelly Sachs (1891-1970) has long been regarded as one of the most significant Holocaust poets. Her conception of language and words as a landscape has been understood by scholars and critics as an exilic ersatz Heimat for the lost German homeland of a displaced poet. This reading, however, is based entirely on her postwar poems. Such an isolated approach to her complex body of work is increasingly historically problematic; it is also at odds with Sachs's generally cyclical poetic process. In this book, Jennifer Hoyer offers the first sustained critical analysis of Sachs's largely unanalyzed prewar poetry and prose, as well as the first analysis that examines structural and thematic ties between the prewar works and the Nobel-Prize-winning postwar poetry. Through close readings of both Sachs's prewar and postwar works, Hoyer reveals a diasporic rather than exilic conception of the landscape of language, a position of constant wandering rather than static longing for return. This diasporic poetics promotes the intellectual and linguistic power of the wanderer and opens new insights into Sachs's essential significance as a Holocaust poet and a twentieth-century German-Jewish writer wary of the link of literary language to geopolitics and the narrative of nations
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2637.A4184
LC item number
Z666 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
Label
"The space of words" : exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs, Jennifer M. Hoyer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"An Stelle von Heimat": an introduction -- Biography of the poet: "a frail woman must do it" -- Wandering and words, wandering in words -- Sach's Merlin the Sorcerer: reconfiguring the myth as plural -- Poetic space after the abyss -- Israel is not only land: diasporic poetry -- Relearning to listen: Sachs's poem cycle "Dein Leib im rauch durch die Luft"
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781571135513
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014034035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn908050884
Label
"The space of words" : exile and diaspora in the works of Nelly Sachs, Jennifer M. Hoyer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"An Stelle von Heimat": an introduction -- Biography of the poet: "a frail woman must do it" -- Wandering and words, wandering in words -- Sach's Merlin the Sorcerer: reconfiguring the myth as plural -- Poetic space after the abyss -- Israel is not only land: diasporic poetry -- Relearning to listen: Sachs's poem cycle "Dein Leib im rauch durch die Luft"
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781571135513
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014034035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn908050884

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