A Literary Analysis of Charlotte Delbo's Concentration Camp Re-presentations

A Literary Analysis of Charlotte Delbo's Concentration Camp Re-presentations

By: Nicole Thatcher (author)Hardback

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In this work Nicole Thatcher takes the reader through the concentration-camp writings of a lesser-known survivor of the World War II deportations. She explores the poetry and prose in which Charlotte Delbo committed to writing the reality which she herself had lived through. Dr Thatcher highlights Charlotte Delbo's unique approach to literature, in which Delbo uses and transforms literary genres in order to present a new face of the concentration-camp experience. Her study enters into a thorough consideration of Delbo's different levels of memory and recall, as well as the specificity of women's experience as detainees. There are close-up readings and analyses of Delbo's texts.

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The emergence of testimony; testimony and memory; the forms of testimony; the shaping of the "voice" - gender, theatre, narrators and readers; the recreation of the experience through the discourse - spatial and temporal aspects; the writing of the experience - tone and stylistic strategies.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780773478268
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780773478268
  • ISBN10: 0773478264

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