Holocaust impiety in Jewish American literature : memory, identity (post- )postmodernism / by Joost Krijnen.

"The Holocaust is often said to be unrepresentable. Yet since the 1990s, a new generation of Jewish American writers have been returning to this history again and again, insisting on engaging with it in highly playful, comic, and "impious" ways. Focusing on the fiction of Michael Chab...

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Main Author: Krijnen, Joost, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Leiden [Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill/Rodopi, [2016]
Series:Postmodern studies ; v. 53.
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