Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Oswiecim -- Personal narratives.
Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography.
Children of Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Biography.
This essay considers Maus as a work that spans the genres of autobiography and collaborative biography, as Art Spiegelman negotiates the difficulties of heteropathic identification—most successfully with his father Vladek, and more problematically with his mother Anja and brother Richieu. In analyzing the ways that Spiegelman struggles to narrate an identity within a family for whose founding trauma he was absent, the essay also investigates the ways that he seeks to intervene in public debates on visual art of the Holocaust.
Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890. Apologia pro vita sua.
Catholic Church -- Apologetic works.
Cardinals -- England -- Biography.
Church of England -- History -- 19th century.
This essay analyzes how Newman's Apologia seeks to articulate nineteenth-century conceptions of time through a canonical conception of prophetism, and how the question of private space is made into a national issue through Newman's narrative. The paper finally argues that Newman's technique of "replacement" deconstructs itself as a metaphorical process, which makes for the unique literariness of the Apologia.
Levertov, Denise, 1923- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
This essay documents Levertov's ambivalence about Ezra Pound as it appears in a variety of sources, both public and private. It explores the discovery of this ambivalence in Levertov's life and in her poetic development, particularly in relation to her ethnic identity and friendship with members of Pound's circle. It also discusses the biographer's problems in interpreting this documentary evidence in the light of such recognized psychological issues as empathy, idealization, and anger, issues particularly pertinent to the female biographer/subject relationship. The essay shows that, in writing about Levertov's ambivalence about Pound, the biographer undergoes a similar process of self-discovery, one that uncovers differences as well as points of imaginative congruity.