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Preempting the Holocaust

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ISBN-10: 0300082681

ISBN-13: 9780300082685

Edition: 2000

Authors: Lawrence L. Langer

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Langer, perhaps the most important literary critic of the Holocaust, here explores the use of Holocaust themes in literature, memoirs, film, and painting. Among the authors he examines are Levi, Wiesel, Ozick, Spiegelman and Wiesenthal.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 4/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Lawrence L. Langer is Professor of English Emeritus at Simmons College, Boston. Among his numerous books are Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; Preempting the Holocaust; and The Game Continues: Chess in the Art of Samuel Bak (IUP, 1999). He lives in West Newton, Massachusetts.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Preempting the Holocaust
Legacy in Gray: The Ordeal of Primo Levi
Gendered Suffering: Women in Holocaust Testimonies
The Alarmed Vision: Social Suffering and Holocaust Atrocity
Landscapes of Jewish Experience: The Holocaust Art of Samuel Bak
Two Holocaust Voices: Cynthia Ozick and Art Spiegelman
The Stage of Memory: Parents and Children in Holocaust Texts and Testimonies
The Inner Life of the Kovno Ghetto
Undzere Kinder A Yiddish Film from Poland
Wiesenthal's Sunflower Dilemma A Response
Opening Locked Doors: Reflections on Teaching the Holocaust
Notes