A Modernist in Exile
The International Reception of H. G. Adler (1910-1988)

Edited by Lynn L. Wolff

Studies In Comparative Literature 42

Legenda

23 April 2019  •  278pp

ISBN: 978-1-781888-71-1 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

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H. G. Adler (Prague, 1910–London, 1988), a survivor of Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and two other Nazi concentration camps, is unique for his scholarly and creative approach to the traumas of the Second World War. While Adler became a pioneer in the now well-established field of Holocaust studies, he was nearly forgotten as a prolific author of poetry and prose. The tables have turned in recent years. English translations of his major fictional works have led to an international literary reception. At the same time, his groundbreaking historical work deserves renewed attention.

This edited volume elucidates Adler's complex reception history and is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary publication that responds to his new international acclaim. In addition to offering innovative perspectives on Adler's individual works, the major intervention of the volume is the examination and contextualization of Adler's significant contributions to literary modernism and scholarly investigations of persecution and genocide under National Socialism.

Lynn L. Wolff is Assistant Professor of German Studies at Michigan State University.

Contents:

i-vi
A Modernist in Exile: A Modernist in Exile
Lynn Wolff
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vii-viii
Table of Contents
Lynn Wolff
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ix-xii
Notes On the Contributors
Lynn Wolff
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xiii-xiii
Acknowledgements
L. L. W.
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xiv-xxii
Foreword
Jeremy Adler
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3-21
Chapter 1 Framing H. G. Adler: A Survivor, Scholar, and Author in the Wake of the Shoah
Lynn Wolff
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22-24
Chapter 2 H. G. Adler’s Shoah Trilogy
Christopher R. Browning
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25-32
Chapter 3 Two Memoirs of the Camps: Primo Levi and H. G. Adler
Peter Pulzer
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35-47
Chapter 4 H. G. Adler’s England: Eindrücke Eines Ahnungslosen in the Context of Exile Writing
Anthony Grenville
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48-61
Chapter 5 the Displaced Modernist
Peter Filkins
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62-78
Chapter 6 H. G. Adler’s ‘Grenzgängertum’: Trans-Border Travel Between Enlightenment Epistemology and Modernist Representation
Kirstin Gwyer
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81-99
Chapter 7 Poetry in Exile — H. G. Adler’s Dialogue With Past and Present
Katrin Kohl
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100-110
Chapter 8 Irony and Black Humour in H. G. Adler’s Holocaust Fiction Eine Reise
John White
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111-117
Chapter 9 H. G. Adler’s Panorama and the Bildungsroman Tradition
Martin Swales
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118-132
Chapter 10 ‘To Be Human Is To Have A Border, and To Want To Cross It Through Letters’: Letters and Letter Writers in H. G. Adler’s Novel the Wall
Julia Menzel
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135-152
Chapter 11 ‘Order in Disorder’: Understanding Nazi Law With H. G. Adler
Olivier Jouanjan
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153-168
Chapter 12 A Mystic Among the Intellectuals: H. G. Adler in Debate With Jean Améry and Hannah Arendt
Jeremy Adler
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169-186
Chapter 13 the Jews in Germany: H. G. Adler As A Public Historian
Michael Schaich
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187-199
Chapter 14 the Reception of H. G. Adler’s Eine Reise in the Federal Republic of Germany
Ruth Vogel-Klein
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200-215
Chapter 15 H. G. Adler As Modernist Historiographer in North America
Julia Creet
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216-225
H. G. Adler: A Chronology
Lynn Wolff
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226-242
Bibliography
Lynn Wolff
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243-247
Index of Names
Lynn Wolff
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248-256
Index of Subjects
Lynn Wolff
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Bibliography entry:

Wolff, Lynn L. (ed.), A Modernist in Exile: The International Reception of H. G. Adler (1910-1988), Studies In Comparative Literature, 42 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2019)

First footnote reference: 35 A Modernist in Exile: The International Reception of H. G. Adler (1910-1988), ed. by Lynn L. Wolff, Studies In Comparative Literature, 42 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2019), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Wolff, p. 47.

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Wolff, Lynn L. (ed.). 2019. A Modernist in Exile: The International Reception of H. G. Adler (1910-1988), Studies In Comparative Literature, 42 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Wolff 2019: 21).

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