Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Loew, Camila.

Title The Memory of Pain. : Women's Testimonies of the Holocaust
Published Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2011


Description 1 online resource (247 pages)
Series Value Inquiry Book Series, 237 ; v. 237
Value Inquiry Book Series, 237
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; LIST OF FIGURES; EDITORIAL FOREWORD; GUEST FOREWORD; GUEST FOREWORD: Mapping Out the Mountain; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1. Century of Extremes, Century of Testimony; 2. Women and the Holocaust; 3. Bearing Witness; 4. Witnesses to Pain; 5. Antigones; 6. My Testimony, Too; ONE Charlotte Delbo: The Spectacle of Hurt Memory; 1. Memory's Mise-en-Scène; 2. The Memory of the Body: the Body of Memory; 3. Fleeing from Narrativity; 4. The Testimony of the Other; 5. "The Men" and "Us"; TWO Margarete Buber-Neumann: Witness to the Century
1. Engendering a Witness2. Margarete Buber-Neumann, Exemplary Witness; 3. Milena: the Promise; 4. Grete Thüring, Her Story; 5. Resisting Pain; THREE Ruth Klüger: Embracing Exclusion; 1. A German Writer; 2. In Search of the "Kaddish of the Daughter"; 3. The Holocaust as a Child's Story; 4. "New Nightmares, Old Ghosts": A Forbidden Story?; 5. A Possible Story; FOUR Marguerite Duras: Witness to the Witness; 1. Re-Membering the War; 2. Literary Proofs; 3. Ethics and Memory; 4. Testimony Then and Now: Abolishing Certainties; 5. Stories, Women, and Pain; FIVE Conclusion; WORKS CITED
Summary In this book, Camila Loew analyzes four women's testimonial literary writings on the Holocaust to examine and question some of the tenets of the fields of Holocaust studies, gender studies, and testimony. Through a close reading of the works of Charlotte Delbo, Margarete Buber-Neumann, Ruth Klüger, and Marguerite Duras, Loew foregrounds these authors' search for a written form to engage with their experiences of the extreme. Although each chapter contains its individual focus and features, the book possesses a unity in intention, concerns, and consequences. In the theoretical introduction that
Notes About the authorindex
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Delbo, Charlotte.
Klüger, Ruth, 1931-2020
Duras, Marguerite
Buber-Neumann, Margarete, 1901-1989.
Buber-Neumann, Margarete, 1901-1989
Delbo, Charlotte.
Duras, Marguerite.
Klüger, Ruth, 1931-2020
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature.
Holocaust survivors.
Women authors -- 20th century
HISTORY -- Holocaust.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) in literature.
Holocaust survivors.
Women authors.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011275587
ISBN 9789401207065