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Rebirth of a culture : Jewish identity and Jewish writing in Germany and Austria today / edited by Hillary Hope Herzog, Todd Herzog & Benjamin Lapp.

New York : Berghahn Books, 2008.
vi, 193 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"Alter 1945, Jewish writing in German was almost unimaginable - and then only in reference to the Shoah. Only in the 1980s, after a period of mourning, silence, and processing of the trauma, did a new Jewish literature evolve in Germany and Austria. This volume focuses on the re-emergence of a lively Jewish cultural scene in the German-speaking countries and the various cultural forms of expression that have developed around it. Topics include current debates such as the emergence of a post-Waldheim Jewish discourse in Austria and Jewish responses to German unification and the Gulf wars. Other significant themes addressed are the memorialization of the Holocaust in Berlin and Vienna, the uses of Kafka in contemporary German literature, and the German and American-Jewish dialogue as representative of both the history of exile and the globalization of postmodern civilization. The volume is enhanced by contributions from some of the most significant representatives of German-Jewish writing today such as Esther Dischereit, Barbara Honigmann, Jeanette Lander, and Doron Rabinovici. The result is a lively dialogue between European and North American scholars and writers that captures the complexity and dynamism of Jewish culture in Germany and Austria at the turn of the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Dagmar C. G. Lorenz -- Pt. I. German-Jewish Writing and Culture Today -- 1. The Monster Returns: Golem Figures in the Writings of Benjamin Stein, Esther Dischereit, and Doron Rabinovici / Cathy S. Gelbin -- 2. Hybridity, Intermarriage, and the (Negative) German-Jewish Symbiosis / Petra Fachinger -- 3. A Political Tevye: Yiddish Literature and the Novels of Stefan Heym / Richard Bodek -- 4. Anti-Semitism because of Auschwitz: An Introduction to the Works of Henryk M. Broder / Roland Dollinger -- Pt. II. The Case of Austria -- 5. "What once was, will always be possible": The Echoes of History in Robert Menasse's Die Vertreibung aus per Holle / Margy Gerber -- 6. The Global and the Local in Ruth Beckermann's Films and Writings / Hillary Hope Herzog -- Pt. III. Transatlantic Relationships -- 7. The Holocaust Survivor as Germanist. Marcel Reich-Ranicki and Ruth Kluger / Benjamin Lapp -- 8. Transatlantic Solitudes: Canadian-Jewish and German-Jewish Writers in Dialogue with Kafka / Iris Bruce -- 9. A German-Jewish-American Dialogue?: Literary Encounters between German Jews and Americans in the 1990s / Todd Herzog -- Pt. IV. Jewish Writers in Germany and Austria -- 10. "Attempts to Read the World": An Interview with Writer Barbara Honigmann / Bettina Brandt -- 11. Behind the Tranenpalast / Esther Dischereit -- 12. Germans Are Least Willing to Forgive Those Who Forgive Them: A Case Study of Myself / Jeannette Lander -- 13. Mischmasch or Melange / Doron Rabinovici.
  • 9781845455118 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • 1845455118 (hardback : alk. paper)
Other standard number:
  • 40015952274
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