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The Resource The terror of our days : four American poets respond to the Holocaust, Harriet L. Parmet

The terror of our days : four American poets respond to the Holocaust, Harriet L. Parmet

Label
The terror of our days : four American poets respond to the Holocaust
Title
The terror of our days
Title remainder
four American poets respond to the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Harriet L. Parmet
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Holocaust remains incomprehensible to the world at large and without a compelling claim on most people's lives. By contrast the term "Holocaust" occupies a central place in Jewish vocabulary, and it is kept current in American letters and film. This book reflects on and analyzes poetry by four contemporary Americans - Sylvia Plath, William Heyen, Gerald Stern, and Jerome Rothenberg - none of whom directly experienced the war of annihilation directed against European Jewry. For these poets, who must accommodate what they cannot ignore or deny, writing becomes a moral obligation as commemoration, catharsis, atonement, history, insistence on human sensitivities, resistance to brutalization, indifference, and flight from consequences."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parmet, Harriet L
Dewey number
811/.5409358
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.H64
LC item number
P37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plath, Sylvia
  • Heyen, William
  • Stern, Gerald
  • Rothenberg, Jerome
  • American poetry
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • Literature and society
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews in literature
Label
The terror of our days : four American poets respond to the Holocaust, Harriet L. Parmet
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's doctoral dissertation (Lehigh University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: key critical and literary approaches to Holocaust literature -- The confessional poetry of Sylvia Plath and William Heyen: searching for expiation, identification, and communion with the victims -- Gerald Stern weeps and mourns and eulogizes: Holocaust poetry as catharsis for guilt -- Jerome Rothenberg and the quest to assuage familial loss: poetry as an alternative to silence -- Conclusion: finding the words
Control code
ocm44841496
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780934223638
Lccn
00061244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 664823
Label
The terror of our days : four American poets respond to the Holocaust, Harriet L. Parmet
Publication
Note
Based on the author's doctoral dissertation (Lehigh University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: key critical and literary approaches to Holocaust literature -- The confessional poetry of Sylvia Plath and William Heyen: searching for expiation, identification, and communion with the victims -- Gerald Stern weeps and mourns and eulogizes: Holocaust poetry as catharsis for guilt -- Jerome Rothenberg and the quest to assuage familial loss: poetry as an alternative to silence -- Conclusion: finding the words
Control code
ocm44841496
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780934223638
Lccn
00061244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 664823

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