Holocaust as Fiction: Bernhard Schlink's

Holocaust as Fiction: Bernhard Schlink's "Nazi" Novels and Their Films

by W. Donahue


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Holocaust as Fiction seeks to explain and critically evaluate the extraordinary success of Schlink's internationally acclaimed novel, The Reader , the widely read "Selb" detective trilogy, and two popular films based closely on his work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137277633
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/04/2012
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

William Collins Donahue is Professor and Chair of Germanic Languages at Duke University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Mighty Aphrodite" - Or How to Have it Both Ways
• Resister after the Fact : Schlink's Selb Trilogy and the Culture of Politically Correct Holocaust Literature
• Soothing Fictions: Ambiguity as Defense
• "What Would You Have Done?": Guilt as Virtue
• Fathers & Sons: Two Kinds of Second Generation Victim
• The Holocaust's "Afterlife" in Contemporary German Literature: Select Case Studies
• The Reader as an American Novel
• The Hollywood Reader

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