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Banner, Gillian: Holocaust Literature. Schulz, Levi, Spiegelman and the Memory of the Offence. (Parkes-Wiener series on Jewish studies.) London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2000. (206 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-85303-371-4
BibTeX citation key: Banner2000
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Maus", Holocaust, Literatur, Memoria, Spiegelman. Art, USA
Creators: Banner
Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell (London)
Provides an evaluation of the dynamics of memory in relation to representations of the Holocaust. It examines the compulsion to remember, the dilemmas of representation, and the relationship between memory, knowledge and belief in the works of Bruno Schulz, Primo Levi and Art Spiegelman.

Table of Contents

Colin Richmond: Foreword (ix)
Acknowledgments (xii)

1 Introduction (1)
Schulz, Levi, Spiegelman: Why these three? (1)
Modes, and especially the question of fiction (5)
Terminology (6)

2 Memory’s Attributes (9)
The compulsion to remember (13)
Survivors’ memories: happy ending or moral vacuum? (17)
Memory as preparation (23)

3 Bruno Schulz (37)
Schulz and the Holocaust: inklings of catastrophe? (37)
Narrative and Contingency (43)
‘August’ (44)
‘Visitation’ (48)
‘Pan’ (49)
‘Cinnamon Shops’ (52)
‘The Street of Crocodiles’ (66)

4 Primo Levi (87)
Levi and memory (87)
Ricordati: ‘carried in the heart’ (88)
Memory and If This is a Man
‘On the Bottom’ (95)
‘Chemical Examination’ (99)
‘The Canto of Ulysses’
Memory and The Mirror Maker (108)
Memory and The Drowned and the Saved (115)
Memory at last (124)
Ricordati: ‘Carried in the heart’. Or carved in the heart? (126)

5 Art Spiegelman (131)
‘Reality is too complex for comics’ (131)
Maus I: ‘No one wants anyway to hear such stories’ (135)
Maus II: ‘More I don’t need to tell you’ (152)

6 Conclusion: Remembering in Future (187)

Bibliography (197)
Index (205)
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