Critical Insights: Holocaust Literature

Critical Insights Series

The series focuses on an individual author's entire body of work, a single work of literature, or a literary theme.

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  • 1 Volume; 300 Pages
  • 10-14 essays offering Current Critical Analysis by Top Literary Scholars
  • Introductory Essay by the Editor
  • Additional Works on Theme
  • Detailed Bio of the Editor
  • General Bibliography
  • General Subject Index
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Editor: Dorian Stuber
October 2016 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 6"x9"

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ISBN: 978-1-61925-527-2
# of Pages: 300
# of Volumes: 1
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Outstanding, in-depth scholarship by renowned literary critics; great starting point for students seeking an introduction to the theme and the critical discussions surrounding it.

From 1941 to 1945, the regime of Nazi Germany committed mass genocide against six million Jewish people in Europe, as well as five million Gypsies, homosexuals, disabled citizens, communists, and more. This volume takes an in-depth look at the literature that came out of The Holocaust, from non-fiction accounts like Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl and Elie Wiesel's Night to fictionalized novels such as Sophie's Choice by William Styron.

This collection seeks to dive into the world of Holocaust Literature. Critical Insights: Holocaust Literature contains fourteen essays on the state-sponsored genocide perpetrated by the National Socialist government of Germany from 1933-1945 against groups of people deemed “undesirable.” The essays in this volume aim to improve the reader’s understanding of the Holocaust and to become more careful and critical as readers of Holocaust literature.

Editor, Dorian Stuber provides an introduction to Holocaust Literature and analyzes three primary accounts of survivors’; Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night, and a short story “This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentleman” by Tadeusz Borowski. This analysis highlights the importance of recognizing the role of mediation in Holocaust literature.

Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources:

About This Volume
Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays
Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays
Further Readings
Detailed Bibliography
Detailed Bio of the Editor
General Subject Index