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The Resource Keepers of the Motherland : German texts by Jewish women writers, Dagmar C.G. Lorenz

Keepers of the Motherland : German texts by Jewish women writers, Dagmar C.G. Lorenz

Label
Keepers of the Motherland : German texts by Jewish women writers
Title
Keepers of the Motherland
Title remainder
German texts by Jewish women writers
Statement of responsibility
Dagmar C.G. Lorenz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Keepers of the Motherland is the first comprehensive study of German and Austrian Jewish women authors. Dagmar Lorenz begins with an examination of the Yiddish author Glikl Hamil, whose works date from the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and proceeds through such contemporary writers as Grete Weil, Katja Behrens, and Ruth Kluger. Along the way she examines an extraordinary range of distinguished authors, including Else Lasker-Schuler, Rosa Luxemburg, Nelly Sachs, and Gertrud Kolmar. Although Lorenz highlights the authors' individualities, she unifies Keepers of the Motherland with sustained attention to the ways in which they all reflect upon their identities as Jews and women. In this spirit Lorenz argues that "the themes and characters as well as the environments evoked in the texts of Jewish women authors writing in German resist patriarchal structures. The term 'motherland, ' defining the domain of the Jewish woman's native language, regardless of political or ethnic boundaries, is juxtaposed with the concept 'fatherland, ' referring to the power structures of the nation or state in which she resides." Lorenz describes a vital, diverse, and largely dissident literary tradition - a brilliant countertradition, in effect, that has endured in spite of oppression and genocide. Combining careful research with inspired synthesis, Lorenz provides an indispensable work for students of German, Jewish, and women's writings
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lorenz, Dagmar C. G.
Dewey number
943/.00431
Index
index present
Language note
Includes selections translated from German
LC call number
DS135.G33
LC item number
L59 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Texts and contexts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women
  • German literature
  • German literature
  • Women and literature
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Judaism and literature
  • German literature
  • German literature
Label
Keepers of the Motherland : German texts by Jewish women writers, Dagmar C.G. Lorenz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-384) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36180906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780803229174
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96030057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Keepers of the Motherland : German texts by Jewish women writers, Dagmar C.G. Lorenz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-384) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36180906
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780803229174
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96030057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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