The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film: Critical Perspectives
Edited by Judith B. Kerman and John Edgar Browning
Cover Artist: The Shoes on the Danube Band, a war memorial in Budapest by sculptor Gyula Paner (George Robertson / Dreamtime)
McFarland & Company Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780786458745
Date: 04 November 2014 List Price $40.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Product Description: When reality becomes fantastic, what literary effects will render it credible or comprehensible? To respond meaningfully to the surreality of the Holocaust, writers must produce works of moral and emotional complexity. One way they have achieved this is through elements of fantasy. Covering a range of theoretical perspectives, this collection of essays explores the use of fantastic story-telling in Holocaust literature and film. Writers such as Jane Yolen and Art Spiegelman are discussed, as well as the sci-fi television series V (1983), Stephen King's novella Apt Pupil (1982), Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Martin Scorsese's dark thriller Shutter Island (2010).
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