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Probing the Limits of Representation

Nazism and the “Final Solution”

Edited by Saul Friedlander

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674707665

Publication Date: 05/01/1992


416 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction [Saul Friedlander]
  • 1. German Memory, Judicial Interrogation, and Historical Reconstruction: Writing Perpetrator History from Postwar Testimony [Christopher R. Browning]
  • 2. Historical Emplotment and the Problem of Truth [Hayden White]
  • 3. On Emplotment: Two Kinds of Ruin [Perry Anderson]
  • 4. History, Counterhistory, and Narrative [Amos Funkenstein]
  • 5. Just One Witness [Carlo Ginzburg]
  • 6. Of Plots, Witnesses, and Judgments [Martin Jay]
  • 7. Representing the Holocaust: Reflections on the Historians’ Debate [Dominick LaCapra]
  • 8. Historical Understanding and Counterrationality: The Judenrat as Epistemological Vantage [Dan Diner]
  • 9. History beyond the Pleasure Principle: Some Thoughts on the Representation of Trauma [Eric L. Santner]
  • 10. Habermas, Enlightenment, and Antisemitism [Vincent P. Pecora]
  • 11. Between Image and Phrase: Progessive History and the “Final Solution” as Dispossession [Sande Cohen]
  • 12. Science, Modernity, and the “Final Solution” [Mario Biagioli]
  • 13. Holocaust and the End of History: Postmodern Historiography in Cinema [Anton Kaes]
  • 14. Whose Story Is It, Anyways? Ideology and Psychology in the Representation of the Shoah in Israeli Literature [Yael S. Feldman]
  • 15. Translating Paul Celan’s “Todesfuge”: Rhythm and Repetition as Metaphor [John Felstiner]
  • 16. “The Grave in the Air”: Unbound Metaphors in Post-Holocaust Poetry [Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi]
  • 17. The Dialectics of Unspeakability: Language, Silence, and the Narratives of Desubjectification [Peter Haidu]
  • 18. The Representation of Limits [Berel Lang]
  • 19. The Book of the Destruction [Geoffrey H. Hartman]
  • Notes
  • Contributors
  • Index

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