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Author Horsman, Yasco.

Title Theaters of justice : judging, staging, and working through in Arendt, Brecht, and Delbo / Yasco Horsman
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (217 pages)
Series Cultural memory in the present
Cultural memory in the present.
Contents Introduction : coming to terms with the past : trial, therapy, and the theater -- Arendt's laughter : theatricality, pedagogy, and comedy in Eichmann in Jerusalem -- Founding a nation, healing a wound : on crimes against humanity -- A cry for justice : Charlotte Delbo's Auschwitz and after and Days and memory -- Brecht on trial : the courtroom, the theater, and The measures taken -- Conclusion : judging, staging, and working through
Summary What role do legal trials have in collective processes of coming to terms with a history of mass violence? How does the theatrical structure of a criminal trial facilitate and limit national processes of healing and learning from the past? This study begins with the widely publicized, historic trials of three Nazi war criminals, Eichmann, Barbie, and Priebke, whose explicit goal was not only to punish, but also to establish an officially sanctioned version of the past. The Truth and Reconciliation commissions in South America and South Africa added a therapeutic goal, acting on the belief that
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Subject Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. Eichmann in Jerusalem.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Massnahme
Delbo, Charlotte -- Criticism and interpretation.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature.
Justice in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Trials in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804777373 (electronic bk.)
9780804777377 (electronic bk.)