The Resource "Swaddled in white string" : breaking loose from the ties of family memory in Everything is illuminated, by Elizabeth Ansfield, (electronic resource)

"Swaddled in white string" : breaking loose from the ties of family memory in Everything is illuminated, by Elizabeth Ansfield, (electronic resource)

Label
"Swaddled in white string" : breaking loose from the ties of family memory in Everything is illuminated
Title
"Swaddled in white string"
Title remainder
breaking loose from the ties of family memory in Everything is illuminated
Statement of responsibility
by Elizabeth Ansfield
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Author Jonathan Safran Foer traveled to the Ukraine in search of the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis, and found nothing. Having intended to write a nonfictional account of his journey and findings, he realized as he sat down to write that he had to replace the missing information with an imagined personal history. From these inventions was born his novel, Everything is Illuminated. This (re)creation process is characteristic of postmemory, a concept developed by Marianne Hirsch. Postmemory defines the relationship that children of exiled Holocaust survivors have with the memories of their parents. Because these children were not there to experience their families' trauma, they cannot adopt the memories of their parents but must instead invent their own memories. This essay explores how the novel's narrative structure, mythical elements, and resolution (or lack thereof) serve as solutions to allay the problems of postmemory
Cataloging source
MUU
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Ansfield, Elizabeth
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2007.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cohen, Samuel S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foer, Jonathan Safran
  • Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
specialized
Label
"Swaddled in white string" : breaking loose from the ties of family memory in Everything is illuminated, by Elizabeth Ansfield, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on October 23, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
176029811
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)176029811
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
"Swaddled in white string" : breaking loose from the ties of family memory in Everything is illuminated, by Elizabeth Ansfield, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on October 23, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
176029811
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)176029811
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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