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Les nouvelles écritures biographiques ed. by Robert Dion and Frédéric Regard (review)

Les nouvelles écritures biographiques ed. by Robert Dion and Frédéric Regard (review) Reviews 1149 Literature of the Holocaust may also have benefited perhaps from a closer examination of television and film. The third section of the volume, which usefully takes a broader approach to realizing the stated aims of the volume, would have lent itself to such an exploration. As products of cultural imagina- tion, television and film have significantly shaped popular understanding of the Holocaust, and they cannot be divorced entirely from this literature. While several of the essays in the volume do at least mention film briefly—usually in reference to Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah —a more sustained look at how the me- dium has impacted literature through adaptation, among other things, might have added an important line of inquiry to these excellent essays. These few points of criticism in no way undermine the tremendous im- portance of this volume and the essential information it presents. Lay read- ers are sure to benefit from the concise overviews of the history of Holo- caust writing within national literatures and how this dark period has been approached through different languages, genres, and rhetorical devices. The volume also promises to be a gold mine for well-read scholars, as the breadth of the volume’s scope http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Les nouvelles écritures biographiques ed. by Robert Dion and Frédéric Regard (review)

Biography , Volume 37 (4) – Jul 6, 2015

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Reviews 1149 Literature of the Holocaust may also have benefited perhaps from a closer examination of television and film. The third section of the volume, which usefully takes a broader approach to realizing the stated aims of the volume, would have lent itself to such an exploration. As products of cultural imagina- tion, television and film have significantly shaped popular understanding of the Holocaust, and they cannot be divorced entirely from this literature. While several of the essays in the volume do at least mention film briefly—usually in reference to Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah —a more sustained look at how the me- dium has impacted literature through adaptation, among other things, might have added an important line of inquiry to these excellent essays. These few points of criticism in no way undermine the tremendous im- portance of this volume and the essential information it presents. Lay read- ers are sure to benefit from the concise overviews of the history of Holo- caust writing within national literatures and how this dark period has been approached through different languages, genres, and rhetorical devices. The volume also promises to be a gold mine for well-read scholars, as the breadth of the volume’s scope

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Published: Jul 6, 2015

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