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Published: 11 September 2014

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198709930

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Encrypting the Past

The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation

Kirstin Gwyer

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

  • Makes an important intervention in historical debates about the Holocaust
  • Introduces, or reintroduces, a number of major, but frequently overlooked, authors into Anglophone debates
  • Contributes to our evolving understanding of the relationship between the (post-)modern and trauma
  • Provides a useful summary of the status quo of the Holocaust 'representability' debate
  • Adds an important nuance to our assessment of post-Holocaust writing, including that by W.G. Sebald