In this Book

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For Norma Rosen, the Holocaust is the central event of the twentieth century. In this book, she examines the relationship of post-Holocaust writers to their work in terms of subject, language, imagery, and facing up to the task of writing in a post-Holocaust era. She considers the work of such major influences on our time as T. S. Eliot, Simone Weil, Anne Frank, E. L. Doctorow, Norman Mailer, Eugenio Montale, Philip Roth, and Saul Bellow. Accidents of Influence combines critical analysis with personal response and autobiographical moments. It includes quotidian encounters in friendship, sex, society, art, politics, response to violence, and religious observance, which struggle for moral ground in this post-Holocaust era.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. FOREWORD
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. 1. A Holocaust Mentality
  2. p. 1
  1. The Holocaust and the American-Jewish Novelist
  2. pp. 3-17
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  1. Simone Weil-A Dissenting View
  2. pp. 19-28
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  1. The Bird Has No Wings: Letters of Peter Schwiefert
  2. pp. 29-32
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  1. Bernard Malamud and the Accidents of Influence
  2. pp. 33-39
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  1. The Literature of Contempt
  2. pp. 41-46
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  1. The Second Life of Holocaust Imagery
  2. pp. 47-54
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  1. On T. S. Eliot: Geniuses and Anti-Semites
  2. pp. 55-65
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  1. Hunting Metaphors and Nazis
  2. pp. 67-69
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  1. "I Had the Distinct Impression Death Was Jewish": E. L. Doctorow
  2. pp. 71-75
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  1. Norman Mailer's Holocaust-Poisoned Jews
  2. pp. 77-80
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  1. The Fate of Anne Frank's Diary
  2. pp. 81-86
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  1. Justice for Jonah, or, a Bible Bartleby
  2. pp. 87-96
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  1. Minority Writers and the Mainstream: Telling Stories in the Houses We Create
  2. pp. 97-104
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  1. Notes Toward a Holocaust Fiction
  2. pp. 105-123
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  1. 2. Life Notes
  2. p. 125
  1. On Living in Two Cultures
  2. pp. 127-132
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  1. Writing as a Woman and a Jew in America
  2. pp. 133-138
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  1. Friday Night Fever
  2. pp. 139-140
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  1. A Women's Service
  2. pp. 141-144
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  1. Women? Writers?
  2. pp. 145-156
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  1. On the Dearth of Female Intellectuals
  2. pp. 157-159
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  1. Her Price above Rubies
  2. pp. 161-164
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  1. Low Thoughts Among the High-Minded
  2. pp. 165-168
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  1. Sons and Mothers
  2. pp. 169-171
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  1. Baby-Making
  2. pp. 173-176
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  1. Child Abuse
  2. pp. 177-180
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  1. The World's First Crop
  2. pp. 181-183
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  1. Sometimes I Feel Like a Siblingless-Child
  2. pp. 185-188
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  1. An Immoral Tale
  2. pp. 189-192
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  1. William Faulkner and the Art of Ruthlessness
  2. pp. 193-196
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  1. The Luck of the Trip
  2. pp. 197-200
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  1. 3. Celebrations
  2. p. 201
  1. "Wadja Geffa Christmas, Li'l Boy?"
  2. pp. 203-205
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  1. Reclaiming [Includes Back Cover]
  2. p. 207
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781438417783
Related ISBN
9780791410912
MARC Record
OCLC
42855111
Pages
210
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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