|CRITICAL WRITING ON LITERARY AND ARTISTIC RESPONSES TO THE HOLOCAUST
Select Bibliography (English)
Compiled by Dr. Karin Doerr©
(*Signifies by or about Women)
Updated: June 2004
*#Afterimage: Evocations of the Holocaust in Contemporary Canadian Arts and Literature. Ed. Loren Lerner. Montreal: The Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, 2002. [A collection of essays by or about Canadian creative writers, cultural historians and performing artists who respond to the impact of the Holocaust; includes article on Canadian Holocaust films and filmography by Gary Evans; the volume is based on the conference 4-5 May 2000 at the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre; 2004 Joseph and Faye Tanenbaum Prize for Scholarship on a Jewish Subject.]
A. "The Literature of the
Holocaust." In Commentary
(November 1964) 65-69.
Ruth K. "A 'Jewish Problem' in
German Postwar Fiction." In Modern
Judaica, 5 (1985) 215ff.
Ruth K. "Discussing Holocaust
Literature." In Simon Wiesenthal
Center Annual, 2 (1985),
Timothy and Marilyn Sibley Fries. Eds.
Jewish writers, German Literature: The
Uneasy Examples of Nelly Sachs and
Walter Benjamin. Ann Arbor:
University of Michigan Press, 1995.
Gillian. Holocaust Literature: Schulz, Levi, Spiegelman and the Memory of the
Offence. Portland, OR:
Vallentine Mitchell, 2000.
*#Blatter, Janet and Sybil Milton. Art of the Holocaust. Preface Irving Howe, Historical Introduction Henry Friedlander. York: Rutledge Press, 1981.
Hamida. Metaphors of Evil: The Shadow of
Nazism in Contemporary German Literature.
Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1979.
*Bower, Kathrin M. Ethics and Remembrance in the Poetry of Nelly Sachs and Rose Ausländer. Rochestern NY: Camden House, 2000).
Randolph L. Reflections of the Holocaust
in Art and Literature. Boulder, CO: Social Science
*Brody-Moskowitz, Cynthia, ed. Bittersweet Legacy: Creative Responses to the Holocaust. Foreword. Michael Berenbaum. University Press of America, 2001.
Susan E. German Holocaust Literature.
New York: Peter Lang, 1985.
*Costanza, Mary S. The Living Witness: Art in the Concentration Camps and Ghettos. New York: Free Press, 1982.
Czarnecki, Joseph P. Introduction Chaim Potok. Last Traces: The Lost Art of Auschwitz. New York: Atheneum, 1989. [Photos of paintings, inscriptions, decorations, scratchings on the walls of Auschwitz]
*Dawidowicz Lucy, ed. Spiritual Resistance: Art From Concentration Camps, 1940-1945. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1981. [A selection of drawings and paintings from the collection of Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot, Israel, with essays by Miriam Novitch, Lucy Dawidowicz, & Tom L. Freudenheim; maps]
Jacques. "Shibboleh for Paul Celan."
In Word Traces: Readings of Paul
Celan. Ed. Fioretos
Aris. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.
*Doerr, Karin. The Depiction of Auschwitz in an American Novel: Sherri Szeman’s The Kommandant’s Mistress.” In Rendezvous: Journal of Arts and Letters. Vol. 34 no. 1. Idaho State U (Fall 2000) 37-46.
*Doerr, Karin. “Memories
of History: Women and the Holocaust in Autobiographical and Fictional
Memoirs.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. Vol 18 no.
3. Perdue University (Spring 2000) 71-90.
Dresden, Sem. Persecution, Extermination, Literature. Trans. from the Dutch Henry G. Schogt. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995.
*Druxes, Helga. "Remembering as Revision: Fictionalising Nazism in Postwar Germany." In Modern Languages Studies: Holocaust Literature, xxiv, 4 (Fall l1994) 54-62.
Yaffa. Hasidic Tales of the Holocaus.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
Sidra Dekoven. By Words Alone: The Holocaust in Literature. Chicago and London: University
of Chicago Press, 1980.
Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.
Barbara. "Fact, Fiction,
Fascism: Testimony and Mimesis in Holocaust Narratives." In
Comparative Literature, 34 (Fall
Friedlander, Saul, ed. Probing the Limits of Representation: Nazism and the "Final Solution." Cambridge, MS: Harvard University Press, 1992. [Papers from the conference by the same name, held at the University of California, Los Angeles, 26-29 Apr. 1990] *Fuchs, Elinor. Ed. Plays Of The Holocaust: An International Anthology. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1987.
*Fuchs, Esther, ed. Women and The Holocaust: Narrative and Representation. New York: New York and Oxford: University Press of America, 1999.
Mark. "Nelly Sachs 'In den Wohnungen des Todes': Poetic Structure for Human
Suffering." In Neue
Germanistik, 1/1 (1980) 5-24.
*#Glowacka, Dorota. “Disappearing Traces: Emmanuel Levinas, Ida Fink’s Literary Testimony, and Holocaust Art.” In Between Ethics and Aesthetics: Crossing the Boundaries. Eds. Dorota Glowacka and Stephen Boos. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.
Marlene. Women Prose Writers of the Nazi Holocaust.
Ann Arbor, MI: UMI, 1986.
Marlene E. Gender and Destiny: Women
Writers and the Holocaust. Westport, CN: Greenwood
Marlene E. Women Prose Writers Of The Nazi
Holocaust. Diss. 1981; Ann Arbor, MI: UMI,
David H. Deconstruction of Literature:
Criticism after Auschwitz. Hanover and London: Brown University Press, 1991.
David H. Ed. Modern Language Studies:
Holocaust Literature. Vol. xxiv,
4 (Fall 1994).
Hornstein, Shelley and Florence Jacobowitz. Image and Remembrance: Representation and the Holocaust. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003. [On Holocaust photo images, trauma, collective and individual memory, artistic representation]
Sara R. Linguistic Displacement in Fictional Responses to the Holocaust.
Diss. 1984; Ann Arbor, MI:
UMI, 1987. [Interpretations of Kosinski, Wiesel, Lind, and Tournier]
Sara E. Voicing the Void: Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction.
Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1997.
Hungerford, Amy. The Holocaust of Texts: Genocide, Literature, and Personification. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Josephine. “Holocaust Literature II: Novels and Short Stories.” In Encountering the Holocaust:
An Interdisciplinary Survey. Byron L. Sherwin and Susan G. Ament, eds. Chicago:
Impact, 1979, 267-315.
*Kremer, S. Lillian Women's Holocaust Writing: Memory And Imagination. Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. [Analyzes American writings on the Holocaust by and about women; authors include Cynthia Ozick, Marge Piercy, and Norma Rosen]
Lang, Berel. Holocaust Representation: Art Within The Limits of History and Ethics. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Berel, ed. Writing
and the Holocaust. New York and
London: Holmes & Meier, 1988.
Lawrence L. The
Age of Atrocity: Death in Modern Literature. Boston: Beacon Press, 1978.
Lawrence L. Art
from the Ashes. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1995.
Lawrence L. The
Holocaust and the Literary Imagination. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1975.
The Image of the Jew in the Post-War German Novel.
Diss. The University of Wisconsin, 1971.
Ruth. “Of Testimony, Piles, and Poetics of Final Letters.” In Contemporary
Portrayals of Auschwitz:
Philosophical Challenges, Alan Rosenberg, James R. Watson and Detlef Linke.
New York: Humanity Books (55-68).
*Linden, R. Ruth, Making Stories, Making Selves: Feminist Reflections on the Holocaust. Ohio State University Press. March 1995.
Yosefa. Ed. Spielberg’s Holocaust:
Critical Perspectives on Schindler’s List. Bllomington:
Indiana University Press, 1997. [Collection of essays on popular representation
and the strength and limitations of
Shen-mei, The Holocaust in Anglo-American
Literature: Particularism and Universalism in Relation to Documentary and
Fictional Genres, Diss. Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI, 1991.
Brian. "Transformations of the Holocaust: Auschwitz in Modern Lyric
Poetry." In Comparative Literature Studies 2 (1974) 123-50.
Charles S. and Susan E. Cernyak-Spatz, eds.
Language and Culture: A
Transcending Bond. New York,
Cynthia. Metaphor & Memory: Essays.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1989.
Cynthia. “The Rights of History and the Rights of Imagination.” In Commentary. March 1999.
David. The Shriek of Silence: A
Phenomenology of the Holocaust Novel. Ithaca, NY: Cornell
University Press, 1992.
Rubina. Literary Responses to Catastrophe.
Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1993.
Sanford. "Fictionalizing the
Holocaust." Judaism 29 (1980)
Randolph L. Reflections of the Holocaust
in Art and Literature. Boulder,
CO: Social Science Monographs,
Rendezvous: Journal of Arts and Letters. Vol. 34 no. 1. Idaho State U: Fall 2000 (37-46). [Special issue on the Holocaust in Literature]
Alvin. A Double Dying: Reflections on
Holocaust Literature. Bloomington:
Indiana University Press,
Roskies, David G. Against The Apocalypse: Responses To Catastrophe In Modern Jewish Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.
#Roskies, David G., ed. The Literature of Destruction: Jewish Responses to Catastrophe. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1988.
*Schlant, Ernestine and J. Thomas Rimer. Eds. Legacies and Ambiguities: Postwar Fiction and Culture in West Germany and Japan. Baltimore, DC: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.
*#Schlant, Ernestine. The Language of Silence: West German Literature and the Holocaust. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Schwarz, Daniel R. Imagining the Holocaust. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
Ruth. Women of Theresienstadt: Voices From a Concentration Camp. Oxford: Berg,
1989. [Introduction of memoirs and poems, some of them trans. into English for
the first time; exploration of Theresienstadt’s “dying space” that also
generated “living space.”]
Simon P. Silence in the Novels of
Elie Wiesel. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Skloot, Robert. The Darkness We Carry: The Drama of the Holocaust. Vol. I. Wisconsin, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.
Skloot, Robert, ed. and Introduction. The Theatre Of The Holocaust: Six Plays. Vol. II. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999.
Susan. Against Interpretation.
New York: Octagon B, 1982.
Papers on Literature and the Language Revolution. New York: Atheneum,
George. Language and Silence: Essays on Language, Literature and the
Inhuman. New York: Atheneum, 1982.
#Sujo, Glenn. Legacies of Silence: The Visual Arts and Holocaust Memory. London: Imperial War Museum, 2001. [Contains many visual images]
*#Toll, Nelly S. Without Surrender: Art of the Holocaust. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1978. [Reproductions of art from the camps, especially Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, and Gurs; also Nelly S. Toll’s art and retrospective representations by Mauricio Lasansky and Jan de Ruth]
Lionel. "Art and Fortune." In The
Liberal Imagination. New York: Viking, 1950 (264-65).
*#Vice, Sue. Holocaust Fiction. London and New York: Routledge, 2000.
Andrew. “Art After Auschwitz and the Necessity of a Postmodern Modernism.” In Contemporary
Portrayals of Auschwitz: Philosophical Challenges, Alan Rosenberg, James R.
Watson and Detlef Linke. New York: Humanity Books (151-68).
Hayden. The Content of the Form: Narrative
Discourse and Historical Representation. Baltimore:
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.
Hayden. "Historicism, History, and the Figurative Imagination." In History
and Theory 14 (1975) 53.
Elie. "Art and Culture After the Holocaust."
In Auschwitz: Beginning of a New
Era? Reflections on the Holocaust. Ed.
Eva Fleischner. New York: Ktav,
Young, James E., ed. The Art Of Memory: Holocaust Memorials In History. New York: Jewish Museum, 1994.
#Young, James E. At Memory's Edge: After-Images Of The Holocaust In Contemporary Art And Architecture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.
Young, James E. The Changing Shape Of Holocaust Memory. New York: American Jewish Committee, 1995.
James E. Young. The Texture Of Memory: Holocaust Memorials And Meaning. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.
#Young, James E. Writing and Re-Writing the Holocaust: Essays on the Nature of Holocaust Literature and its Critical Interpretation. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI, 1983. Young, James E. Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust: Narrative and the Consequences of Interpretation. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1988.
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