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Imagery from Genesis in Holocaust memoirs : a critical study / Deborah Lee Prescott.

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Author/Creator:
Prescott, Deborah Lee, 1954-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2010.
Format:
  • Book
  • vii, 196 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-192) and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction : Genesis and genocide--the Holocaust, autobiography, and Midrash
  • Paradise lost, innocence lost
  • God's ark and Hitler's cattle car
  • The Babel of extermination
  • Akeda : the perversity of silence
  • Israel in Auschwitz : a malediction forbidding mourning
  • Fratricide.
Summary:
"In the life stories of Holocaust survivors, biblical imagery can be invoked to explicate the unexplainable, to make real the unreal. This text examines the role of Genesis in the autobiographies of survivors. Three main concerns converge: the literary nature of Biblical allusion, the contextual history of the Holocaust, and Midrashic considerations that arise from biblical reference"--Provided by publisher.
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ISBN:
0786448172
9780786448173

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