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Probing the Limits of Representation
Can the Holocaust be compellingly described or represented? Or is there some core aspect of the extermination of the Jews of Europe which resists our powers of depiction, of theory, of narrative? In this volume, 20 scholars probe the moral, epistemological and aesthetic limits of an account or portrayal of the Nazi horror.
Paperback, 407 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Harvard University Press
(first published April 14th 1992)
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An interesting collection of essays on the topic of representing the holocaust and other terrible events in historiography. I must admit that Carlo Ginzburg's contribution made me quite upset. To liken Hayden White to Giovanni Gentile is really far-fetched. Still, a collection worth reading.
May 25, 2015 Juul rated it 4 of 5 stars
Fascinating theoretical analysis of the issues of representing the Holocaust and narrative interpretations of it. Displays various different views, and does not shy away from contrasting two chapters. Interesting book, useful for my dissertation