The Holocaust in Central European Literatures and Cultures

Problems of Poetization and Aestheticization

Edited by Reinhard Ibler

ibidem Press

The Holocaust in Central European Literatures and Cultures

Pub Date: October 2016

ISBN: 9783838209821

300 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Pub Date: October 2016

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300 Pages

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The Holocaust in Central European Literatures and Cultures

Problems of Poetization and Aestheticization

Edited by Reinhard Ibler

ibidem Press

Relating the Holocaust to poetic and aesthetic phenomena has often been considered taboo, as only authentic testimony, documents, or at least 'unliterary', prosaic approaches were seen as appropriate. However, from the very beginning of Holocaust literature and culture, there were tendencies towards literarization, poetization, and ornamentalization. Nowadays, aesthetic approaches—also in provocative, taboo-breaking ways—are more and more frequently encountered and seen as important ways to evoke the attention required to keep the cataclysm alive in popular memory. The essays in this volume use examples predominantly from Polish, Czech, and German Holocaust literature and culture to discuss this controversial subject. Topics include the poetry of concentration camp detainees, lyrical poetry about the Holocaust, poetic tendencies in narrative literature and drama, ornamental prose about the Holocaust, and the devices and functions of aestheticization in Holocaust literature and culture.
Introduction, by Reinhard Ibler
Die Ästhetisierung des Holocaust: Diskussionen und Strategien / Aestheticizing the Holocaust: Discussions and Strategies
Schreiben nach Auschwitz? Reaktionen der polnischen Literatur auf den Holocaust, by Anja Golebiowski
Ästhetik des (sekundären) Bildes in neuesten polnischen Dramen: Zyta Rudzkas Fastryga und Artur Palygas Zyd, by Katarzyna Adamczak
Between the Post- and Popmemory. Holocaust Narrative in Contemporary Culture - an Attempt of Exemplification, by Urszula Kowalska
Die Transzendierung der Geschichte durch die Poetisierung der Darstellung in Jirí Weils Prosazyklus Barvy (Farben), by Andreas Ohme
Jirí Weil: Žalozpev za 77 297 obetí, by Hana Hríbková
"Und, da das Schweigen Gift mir wird im Munde, / Gebe ich weinend von der Schande Kunde". Karl Schnogs (1897 - 1967) satirische Holocaustdichtung, by Charlotte Kitzinger
Humour and Irony as Forms of Aestheticization of Shoah Narrations: the Play Doma u Hitleru by Arnošt Goldflam, by Agata Firlej
Holocaustdichtung zwischen Poetizität und Prosaisierung /Holocaust Poetry between Poeticity and Prosaization
Lyrische Grüße an Deutschland - Manfred Herzfeld und andere‚ungeübte' Verfasser von Holocaustgedichten 1945 bis 1949, by Christiane Charlotte Weber
Czech Bystanders Writing Poetry about the Shoah. Different Ways of Poetic Languages in the First Post-War Literary Reactions, by Štepán Balík
Tadeusz Rózewicz's Poetics of Testimony, by Arkadiusz Morawiec
Heimrad Bäckers Nachschrift und/als Zeugnisliteratur, by Sascha Feuchert
Towards the Unavoidable Silence: on the Shoah Context in Andrzej Sosnowski's Poetry, by Anna Maria Skibska
Das Erzählen des Holocaust zwischen Authentizität und Fiktionalität /Holocaust Narration between Authenticity and Fictionality
Zwischen Dokument und Kunst: Josef Bors Werke über den Holocaust, by Reinhard Ibler
Jerzy Kosinskis "Autofiction" - eine mögliche Strategie, über den Holocaust zu schreiben?, by Hans-Christian Trepte
Arnošt Lustig's Colette, dívka z Antverp -Between Historical Facts and Fiction, by JIRÍ Holý
The Film Colette - Risks of a ‚Modern' Approach to the Depiction of the Holocaust, by Šárka Sladovníková
Zeitbrücken. Erinnerungen an den Holocaust in Ivan Klímas Erzählband Moje nebezbecné výlety, by Anna Artwinska
Zum Motiv des Holocaust in der Vertreibungsliteratur, by Marta Škubalová
Personenverzeichnis / Index of Names

About the Author

Reinhard Ibler is a professor of Slavonic literary studies at the University of Giessen. His main interests are Czech, Russian, and Polish literature of the 19th and 20th century, literary theory, and Holocaust literature.