Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
xi, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
pt. 1. Coming to terms with the future: German literature in search of the past. Between retrospection and prospection ; Günter Grass: "nothing is pure" ; Alexander Kluge: literature as orientation ; Martin Walser: imagination and the culture of dissensus ; The past as gift
pt. 2. Writing the unsaid: Hebrew literature and the question of Palestinian flight and expulsion. The unsaid ; The silence of the villages: S. Yizhar's early war writing ; "Then, suddenly-fire": A.B. Yehoshua's Facing the forests ; "A land that devours it inhabitants. Its lovers devour its lovers" ; The threads of our story: the unsaid in recent Israeli prose
pt. 3. Futurity and action. The past after the "end of history" ; Arresting time: W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz ; To do something, to begin ; The terror of the unforeseen ; On this road: the improbable future