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Text Crimes in the Shadow of the Holocaust: The Case of Bernhard Schlink's 'Der Vorleser'/'The Reader' / Katharina Hall

German Monitor, Volume: 77, Pages: 193 -

Swansea University Author: Hall, Katharina

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This journal article surveys the highly polarised reception of Bernhard Schlink’s Der Vorleser / The Reader (1995) in German-language and Anglophone (British, American, and other) criticism. Beginning with a diachronic overview, the essay illuminates different waves of responses to the text over the...

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Published in: German Monitor
ISSN: 0927-1910
Published: German Monitor 2013
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa785
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Abstract: This journal article surveys the highly polarised reception of Bernhard Schlink’s Der Vorleser / The Reader (1995) in German-language and Anglophone (British, American, and other) criticism. Beginning with a diachronic overview, the essay illuminates different waves of responses to the text over the seventeen years since its publication, before examining the dominant issues raised by critics, alongside the dialogues that have taken place between reviewers and/or academics. The essay identifies key trends, arguments and critical contributions within The Reader’s reception, examining in particular the two key ‘text crimes’ of which the novel stands accused – ethical ‘crimes against the history and memory of the Holocaust’ and ‘crimes against literature’.
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Start Page: 193
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