bokomslag Homer, Humanism, Holocaust
Filosofi & religion

Homer, Humanism, Holocaust

Adam J Goldwyn



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  • 150 sidor
  • 2022
This book examines how Jewish intellectuals during and after the Second World War reinterpreted Homer's epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, in light of their own wartime experiences, drawing a parallel between the ancient Greek genocide of the Trojans and the Nazi genocide of the Jews. The wartime writings of Theodore Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Erich Auerbach, Rachel Bespaloff, Hermann Broch, Max Horkheimer, Primo Levi, and others were attempts both to understand the collapse of European civilization and the Enlightenment through critiques of their foundational texts and to imagine the place of the Homeric epics in a new post-War humanism. The book thus also explores the reception of these writers, analyzing how Jewish child-survivors like Geoffrey Hartman and Helene Cixous and writers of the post-Holocaust generation like Daniel Mendelsohn continued to read the epics as narratives of grief, trauma, and woundedness into the twenty-first century..
  • Författare: Adam J Goldwyn
  • Format: Inbunden
  • ISBN: 9783031114724
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 150
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2022-11-01
  • Förlag: Palgrave Macmillan