'...this superlative book focuses on German-Jewish relations since 1945 by considering the idea and expression of symbiosis between German Culture and identity and that of the Jews who write from Germany and in German since the death camps were liberated. And yet, as the editors conclude 'this emphasis on the Holocaust oftern conceals the astonishing transformation of the realtions between Germans and Jews since 1945'. This riveting volume argues that such transformation is more accurately stated as plural, for it is constituted not only as a social and historical phenomenon but also as complex cultural realtions and debates.' - Modernism/Modernity
About the Author
Jack Zipes is Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. She is co-editor of Contemporary Jewish Writing in Germany and the author of numerous articles about German-Jewish Literature.