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Title Encyclopedia of Holocaust literature / edited by David Patterson, Alan L. Berger, and Sarita Cargas
Published Westport, CT : Oryx Press, 2002


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 MELB  809.9358 P31738/E  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 251 pages ; 26 cm
Series Oryx Holocaust series
Oryx Holocaust series.
Summary "Whether novel, memoir, diary, poem, or drama, a common thread runs through the literature of the Nazi Holocaust: a "motif of personal testimony to the dearness of humanity." From this perspective the expert authors of Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature have profiled 128 of the most influential first generation authors who survived, perished, or were closely connected to the Holocaust."
"Arranged alphabetically by author, all of the entries answer the same basic questions: the nature of the author's literary response to the Holocaust; his or her place in holocaust literature; the author's contribution to the understanding of the Holocaust; distinctive aspects of the author's work; key moments of the author's life; and issues posed for the reader by the author's work. Entries are generally organized into three primary divisions: an opening section on why the author's work has a significant or distinctive place in Holocaust literature, a second containing information on the author's biography, and a thorough critical examination of the highlights of the author's work."
"The Encyclopedia is intended for all students and teachers of the Holocaust, regardless of their levels of learning. Avenues for further research are incorporated at the conclusion of each entry, in a comprehensive bibliography of primary works, and in an additional bibliography of critical studies."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-251) and index
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature -- Encyclopedias.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Encyclopedias.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Author Berger, Alan L., 1939-
Patterson, David.
Cargas, Sarita.
LC no. 2001036639
ISBN 1573562572