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1961, Jerusalem: Eichmann and the Aesthetic of Complicity

R. Clifton Sparg

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620111
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651863 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0014
1961, Jerusalem: Eichmann and the Aesthetic of Complicity

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This chapter discusses the literature featuring Adolf Eichmann, which, it observes, comprises a small subset of Holocaust literature. It also examines several literary works that were written during the 1960s, and summarises and recasts some of the most basic questions about the historical and moral obligations of literature which was written about the Holocaust.

Keywords: Holocaust literature; Adolf Eichmann; literary works; historical obligations; moral obligations

Chapter.  7137 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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