Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature

Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature

David Patterson


Whether it is a novel, memoir, diary, poem, or drama, a typical thread runs in the course of the literature of the Nazi Holocaust―a motif of private testimony to the dearness of humanity. With that standpoint the specialist authors of Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature adopt profiling 128 of the main influential first new release authors who both survived, perished, or have been heavily attached to the Holocaust. prepared alphabetically by way of writer, all the entries resolution a similar easy questions about the writer and his or her paintings: what's the nature of the author's literary reaction to the Holocaust? what's his or her position in Holocaust literature? What does the author's paintings give a contribution to an figuring out of the Holocaust? what's targeted concerning the author's paintings? What are a few key moments within the author's existence? What matters does the author's paintings pose for the reader? to deal with those questions, the entries are more often than not prepared into 3 fundamental divisions: (1) a gap part on why the author's paintings has an important or distinct position in Holocaust literature, (2) a moment part containing info at the author's biography, and (3) a severe exam of the highlights of the author's paintings. regularly, the 3rd part is the longest, because the concentration of the encyclopedia is the literature, no longer the author.

The Encyclopedia is meant for all scholars and lecturers of the Holocaust, despite their degrees of studying. Avenues for additional examine are integrated on the end of every access and in a entire bibliography of fundamental works of Holocaust literature and a moment bibliography of severe reports of Holocaust literature.

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