Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, Thomas Riggs & Co,

Posted by Admin - January 18, 2013

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, St. James Press, 2002, produced by Thomas Riggs & Company

From the Editor’s Note:

“The Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature provides critical coverage of 223 writers and 307 of their works. Almost all the works are novels, short stories, poems, plays, memoirs, and diaries, though a few books in related genres—such as Yaffa Eliach’s Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust, an oral history—were chosen for their literary merit or other prominence. The earliest work covered in the guide is Lion Feuchtwanger’s The Oppermanns, published in 1933, the year Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The most recent book, W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz, appeared in 2001.

The 11 distinguished members of our advisory board, headed by Michael Berenbaum, selected the writers featured in this collection. These entrants, about half of whom are living, represent a broad range of nationalities and have published in a variety of languages, though most of the works discussed in this guide are available in English. Of the writers, 130 are classified as western or eastern European, with French, German, and Polish being the most prevalent. The other nationalities with broad representation are American, with 63 writers, and Israeli, with 24. Nationality, however, can be misleading, especially in a community where displacement, isolation, and exile have been common. For example, Rachmil Bryks, a Polish-born author granted U.S. citizenship after the war, wrote not in Polish or English but in Yiddish.”

Review, ARBA, 2003

“Writers trying to explain and understand this horrible genocide have produced a large and varied body of work. The Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature is an excellent introduction to this literature. An advisory board of 11 scholars, chaired by Michael Berenbaum of the University of Judaism, has chosen 223 writers and 307 of their works for this volume . . . The Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature will be a useful resource for public, high school, academic, and synagogue libraries.”

 

Based in Missoula, Montana. Thomas Riggs & Co is a book developer and publisher founded in 1995. It specializes in books and electronic products in the humanities, such as literary criticism, biographies of writers, and study guides of literary works.

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