By Hana Wirth-Nesher
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“After Auschwitz to jot down even a unmarried poem is barbaric. ” The Conflagration of group demanding situations Theodor Adorno’s recognized assertion approximately aesthetic creation after the Holocaust, arguing for the potential of literature to undergo witness to severe collective and private studies. J. Hillis Miller masterfully considers how novels in regards to the Holocaust relate to fictions written earlier than and after it, and makes use of theories of group from Jean-Luc Nancy and Derrida to discover the dissolution of neighborhood bonds in its wake.
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