The fantastic in Holocaust literature and film : critical perspectives /

"This collection of new essays explores the use of fantastic story-telling in Holocaust literature and film. Writers such as Jane Yolen and Art Spiegelman are discussed, as well as the sci-fi television series V (1983), Stephen King's novella Apt Pupil (1982), Guillermo del Toro's Pan...

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Other Authors: Kerman, Judith, 1945- (Editor), Browning, John Edgar (Editor), Yolen, Jane (author of foreword.)
Format: Book
Published: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Series:Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 49.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: fantasy as testimony / Gary K. Wolfe
  • Avenues of the fantastic in Holocaust literature. Uses of the fantastic in literature of the Holocaust / Judith B. Kerman
  • The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature: Writing and unwriting the unbearable / Michael P. McCleary
  • Surviving the Survivor: Art Spiegelman's Maus / Joan Gordon
  • The Fantastic Search for Hitler: The Fuhrer's Defense in His Own Words / Eric J. Sterling
  • "Hidden in Plain Sight": On Holocaust Fantasy in the Metaphysical Detective Story / Patricia Merivale
  • The Summons of Freedom: Fantastic History in Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated / Paul Eisenstein
  • The Holocaust and Fantasy Literature. The Last of the Just: Lifting Moloch to Heaven / Jules Zanger
  • The Door to Lilith's Cave: Memory and Imagination in Jane Yolen's Holocaust Novels / Ellen R. Weil
  • Mother Goose Tales: Intergenerational Storytelling and the Holocaust in Jane Yolen's Briar Rose and Peter Rushforth's Kindergarten / Vandana Saxena
  • The Devil's Arithmetic and Time Travel: Truth and Memory / Carol A. Senf
  • (Re)Imagining the Holocaust through horror, humor and science fiction. A Holocaust education in reverse: Stephen King's "The summer of corruption: apt pupil" / Leon Stein
  • Holocaust-as-Horror, Science Fiction and the "Look" of the "Real/Reel" in V (1983) / John Edgar Browning
  • A Dishonest Reckoning: Play-"Acting Through" Personal Trauma and the Shoah in Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island (2010) / Kristopher Mecholsky
  • Going Beyond Horror: Fantasy, Humor and the Holocaust / Caroline Joan (Kay) S. Picart.