Acts of Memory: Cultural Recall in the Present by Mieke Bal, Jonathan Crewe, Leo Spitzer

By Mieke Bal, Jonathan Crewe, Leo Spitzer

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L'automatisme psychologique. Paris: Société Pierre Janet. Lowenthal, David. 1985. The Past Is a Foreign Country. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1989. " In The Imagined Past: History and Nostalgia, edited by Christopher Shaw and Malcolm Chase, 1832. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. 1990. Epistemology of the Closet. Berkeley: University of California Press. , and Onno van der Hart. 1995. " In Trauma: Explorations in Memory, edited, with an introduction, by Cathy Caruth, 15883.

New York: Routledge. Hartman, Geoffrey H. 1996. The Longest Shadow: In the Aftermath of the Holocaust. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Janet, Pierre. [1889] 1973. L'automatisme psychologique. Paris: Société Pierre Janet. Lowenthal, David. 1985. The Past Is a Foreign Country. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1989. " In The Imagined Past: History and Nostalgia, edited by Christopher Shaw and Malcolm Chase, 1832. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. 1990. Epistemology of the Closet.

I began my dialogue with Anne Frank from a simultaneous desire to remember and to forget. I wanted to know more about that curious girl's face that for so long had occupied a place on the wall o f my room. . I wanted to speak with Anne Frank from an almost obsessive desire to revive her memory and make her return and enter our daily lives. " "Is it you in that photo? Is it you in that diary . . "Agosín asks; ''you seem the mere shadow of a fantasy that names you" (15). Both of these texts, a novel written by a Polish man (a non-Jew) and a volume of poems written by a Latin American Jewish woman, are inspired and motivated by encounters with images that have become generally familiar, perhaps even pervasive, in contemporary memory and discussion of the Holocaust.

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