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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 543–559.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Susan Rubin Suleiman This essay explores questions about memory and its relation to historical truth, chiefly through an examination of the “Wilkomirski case,”involving a highly acclaimed Holocaust memoir that has now been shown to be a fake. I argue that the categorical distinction between memoir...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., in the work of Nicolae Steinhardt and Joseph Brodsky, and also in secret police interrogation and reeducation practices and in CIA manuals. In Sentimental Journey, Shklovsky wrote that during the civil war, life itself was made strange and became art. Shklovsky's memoirs shed light on the effects...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 331–351.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Dalia Ofer The essay addresses the issues of health and medicine in the ghettos of eastern Europe, emphasizing the centrality of oral testimonies and memoirs to historical analysis. It opens with some general remarks on Holocaust testimonies and then moves on to a discussion of medicine...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 463–472.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of Holocaust memoirs by survivors living in America—as well as of educational experiences involving those memoirs, the authors who wrote them, and their American audiences. These demonstrate not only the psychological importance to the survivor of expressing such sentiments but also the educational value...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 435–452.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Simon Lewis This essay argues that Breyten Breytenbach's use of the English language to write his prison memoir True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist (1994[1984]) represented a kind of linguistic treason consistent with Breytenbach's legally defined treason against the apartheid state. While...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 March 2008
... narrative, associating aura with early portrait photography but also with its successor, the commercial studio portrait. The childhood photograph of Franz Kafka, whose melancholy air serves Benjamin as an example of a paradoxical, post-auratic aura, recurs in his childhood memoirs, where the narrator...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 573–606.
Published: 01 December 2007
... by a love quest, belong to the more conventionally autobiographic genre of the personal memoir. The fiction of the Commedia is that the biography of its fictional protagonist is the author's autobiography. The same principle, which challenges the narratological distinction among real author, implied author...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 February 2018
... examination of the literary archive and its evolution. Based on a systematic sample of French novels over twenty-three decades, this study concludes that narrative forms such as the memoir novel and the epistolary novel behave as successful artifacts. As they spread, they achieve a recognizable form...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 297–309.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Lawrence L. Langer The search for words to convey the deathlife that was Auschwitz turns up in witness testimony, memoir, and fiction, as all three conspire to find a language appropriate to an experience that is utterly alien to most audiences and that is not based on research from written...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2022
... testimonies and memoirs in particular. It is a useful concept for analyzing beliefs, conceptions, and principles that people and societies reflexively associate with memory. The importance of understanding memory ideologies lies in the fact that they regiment the ways in which people and societies use...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 237–244.
Published: 01 March 2006
...). 1983 Vospominaniia o Iu. Tynianove (Portrety, vstrechi)[Memoirs about Iu. Tynianov: Portraits, Meetings] (Moscow: Sovetskii pisatel). Conversation with Viktor Borisovich Shklovsky, January 9, 1981 Marietta Chudakova Gorky Literary Institute, Moscow Translated by Karen Evans-Romaine...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 719–751.
Published: 01 December 2005
...], in Bazanov et al. 1972–90 , vol. 23 : 141 -44. 1877 “The History of the Verb Stushevat'sia” [Istoriia glagola `stushevat'sia], in Diary of a Writer, in Bazanov et al. 1972–90 , vol. 26 : 65 -67. 1992 Memoirs from the House of the Dead , translated by Jessie Coulson, edited by Ronald Hingley...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 385–397.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., Salo Baron, was called to the witness stand to provide a historical framework for the trial. But above all, the Eichmann trial marks the advent of the witness. In his memoirs, the prosecutor Gideon Hausner (1966: 292) explains his conception of the trial: ‘‘In any criminal proceedings he writes...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 695–715.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Press ). Hersant Marc . 2009 Le discours de vérité dans les “Mémoires” du duc de Saint-Simon ( Paris : Honoré Champion ). Hersant Marc . 2015 Voltaire: Écriture et vérité ( Louvain, Belgium : Peeters ). Hersant Marc Pilorge Marie-Paule Ramond Catherine...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 353–383.
Published: 01 June 2006
... aside as irrelevant2 Hunger and thus food, after all, is an ever-present concern of every Holo- caust victim. It is a persistent topic in every testimony and every memoir, regardless of the victim’s gender or other identity markers. This extends even to accounts of food preparation, which, perhaps...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 151–159.
Published: 01 March 2005
... (1743) of her title. Is the author the eponymous heroine whose manuscript is translated by the author of Memoirs and Adventures of the Marques of Bretagne and Duke of Harcourt, as the title page has it, or is it a male-authored satire? The stakes are especially clear for gay studies, because...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 91–135.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of the novel on a metaphorical plate. Adolphe’s maxims, like those of Marcel, have a way of contradicting each other (and even themselves on occasion); we cannot and must not swallow them en masse. Similarly, a majority of readers have viewed Invisible Man as the thinly fictionalized memoir of Ralph...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 735–758.
Published: 01 December 2008
...) , edited by I. P. Sirotinskaia (Moscow: Khudozhestvennaia literatura/Vagrius). 2004 Novaia kniga: Vospominania, zapisnye knizhki, perepiska, sledstvennye dela (A New Book: Memoirs, Notebooks, Correspondence, Police Dossiers) , edited by I. P. Sirotinskaia (Moscow: EKSMO). Shklovskii, Evgenii...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 435–441.
Published: 01 June 2000
... (Berkeley:University of California Press). Ellroy, James 1987 The Black Dahlia (New York: Mysterious). 1994 “Sex, Glitz, and Greed: The Seduction of O. J. Simpson,” GQ , December, 214 -17, 267. 1996 My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir (New York: Knopf). Keitel, Evelyne 1994 “The Woman's...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., personal novel, autobiographical poem, journal/diary, self- portrait, or essay (Lejeune 1989: 4). According to Lejeune, this definition also functions to distinguish autobiography from “memoirs” (a translation of the French mémoires), since the latter is not concerned with “individual life...