Voicing the Void: Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction

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Index
absence
of past, 13
of memory. Seememory
as testimony. Seetestimony
abstraction
and values, 113-14, 118
and violence, 19, 32, 115, 165, 189, 214
absurdist writing
influence of, on Elie Wiesel, 139
laughter in, 140
silence in, 139
and World War II, 139, 237n.20, n.23
Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide, 17-18
Adams, Robert, 115
Adorno, Theodor, 8, 16-18
Aichinger, Ilse, 115
Alexander, Edward, 26
Alter, Robert, 134
Améry, Jean, 32, 99, 174, 214
At the Mind's Limit, 172-74
criticism of Tournier, 202
Amis, Martin, Time's Arrow, 193-94
amnesia, 49, 73
See alsoforgetting
anti-Semitism, 85, 112, 130-32, 146, 193, 184
aphasia, 38, 49, 92
See alsomuteness
Appelfeld, Aharon, 16, 18, 24, 89
Tzili, 135
Arendt, Hannah, 19, 158
Eichmann in Jerusalem, 158-59
The Origins of Totalitarianism, 207-9
art (artistic imagination)
appropriation of, 212, 243n. 24
and atrocity, 15-18, 182, 211-13
crisis of, 182
and fiction, 6, 12
history, 6-7, 12, 17-18
as implicated in Nazi ideology, 182
inadequacy to represent Holocaust, 145, 182
as interpretation, 6
and invention, 3
Maus as, 2-6
Shoah as, 2-6
and testimony, 5-6
"Art and Culture,"120, 130
At the Mind's Limit, 172-74
atrocity, 39
and aesthetic pleasure, 215
and art, 15-18, 182, 211-13
effects on culture, 111
effects on faith, 112, 169-70
effects on morality, 111
and ethical behavior, 112
and memory, 72
and moral chaos, 110

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • 1- Introduction - The Idea of Fiction 1
  • 2- The Figure Of Muteness 33
  • 3- Voices from The Killing Ground 47
  • 4- The Mute Language Of Brutality 71
  • 5- The Reluctant Witness 95
  • 6- Muted Chords - From Victim to Survivor 109
  • 7- The Night Side Of Speech 157
  • 8- Refused Memory 181
  • 9- The Chain Of Testimony 217
  • Notes 227
  • Bibliography 245
  • Index 265
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