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Narrating the Holocaust (review)

Narrating the Holocaust (review) 06-Reviews 12/12/06 11:49 AM Page 751 Reviews 751 Clearly, this will be the definitive sourcebook on West African and Sahe- lian women for some time to come. It is a powerful and meaningful point of entry to the lived experiences of generations of West African and Sahelian women that will have many levels of usefulness for scholars and students. In addition, these are texts that are highly meaningful for other reasons. Readers will surely respond to the distress that many of these women express, just as they will respond to celebrations of women’s roles and lives. In short, this is a powerful volume that will have an important place on many readers’ book- shelves. Lisa McNee Andrea Reiter. Narrating the Holocaust. Trans. Patrick Camiller. London: Continuum, 2005. 311 pp. ISBN 0-8264-7768-2, $34.95. Over the past thirty years, countless books have been written on the subject of Holocaust literature. Most of these have focused on fictional works (nov- els, short stories, poems, plays), some on autobiographical writing (memoirs, journals, diaries, etc.), some on both. The difficulties of generic definition are omnipresent in these works. How much do works that represent camp expe- rience explicitly, like Cynthia Ozick’s The Shawl and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Narrating the Holocaust (review)

Biography , Volume 29 (4) – Feb 5, 2007

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Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 Biographical Research Center.
ISSN
0162-4962
eISSN
1529-1456

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06-Reviews 12/12/06 11:49 AM Page 751 Reviews 751 Clearly, this will be the definitive sourcebook on West African and Sahe- lian women for some time to come. It is a powerful and meaningful point of entry to the lived experiences of generations of West African and Sahelian women that will have many levels of usefulness for scholars and students. In addition, these are texts that are highly meaningful for other reasons. Readers will surely respond to the distress that many of these women express, just as they will respond to celebrations of women’s roles and lives. In short, this is a powerful volume that will have an important place on many readers’ book- shelves. Lisa McNee Andrea Reiter. Narrating the Holocaust. Trans. Patrick Camiller. London: Continuum, 2005. 311 pp. ISBN 0-8264-7768-2, $34.95. Over the past thirty years, countless books have been written on the subject of Holocaust literature. Most of these have focused on fictional works (nov- els, short stories, poems, plays), some on autobiographical writing (memoirs, journals, diaries, etc.), some on both. The difficulties of generic definition are omnipresent in these works. How much do works that represent camp expe- rience explicitly, like Cynthia Ozick’s The Shawl and

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