Comedy - Avant-Garde - Scandal: Remembering the Holocaust After the End of History

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Why did the Holocaust become such a prominent theme in American and European art, literature, and film in the 1990s? Why does so much of this art court controversy? These and related questions motivate this study, a joint effort by two scholars of American culture, one German and the other US-American. The authors link the growing centrality of the Holocaust in art, and the increasingly provocative strategies employed by writers, artists, and filmmakers, to the end of the Cold War. History, tainted by obsolete ideological ...

Comedy - Avant-Garde - Scandal: Remembering the Holocaust After the End of History 2010, Universitatsverlag Winter, Heidelberg

ISBN-13: 9783825357269

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