Re: Re: literature of witness (2 posts)
Sun, 21 Dec 1997 10:17:48 -0500

From:RFertel <>

Thanks, Kali. I had your essay from Marc's book in mind when it came to
warning them about the negative side, but I also wanted to explore what
it means to bear witness. Your other references will be a big help when
I get back. Thanks a bunch.

I'm rather a fan of the Beidler book tho' haven't read it in years.
What do you think of the Ringnalda book?

From: phil dickinson <>

Don't know if this is what you had in mind, Randy, but Kali Tal's
recent book _World's of Hurt: Reading the Literatures of Trauma_ makes
some useful comparative analyses between Holocaust literature, fiction by
Vietnam combat veterans, and the survivors of rape/incest. Perhaps
excerpts from this would serve your purpose.

-Phil Dickinson
Dept. of English
Bowling Green State University, Ohio

On Wed, 17 Dec 1997, RFertel wrote:

> Folks,
> Can someone recommend a good essay on the "literature of witness"?
> Something I would give to my undergraduates in a course on the literature
> of the Vietnam War.
> Thanks.
> Randy Fertel
> Tulane University
> 6120 Perrier St.
> New Orleans LA 70118
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