Obliged by Memory: Literature, Religion, Ethics

Source: Jewish Book Council

The essays included in this volume, which is based on a three day symposium entitled “The Claims of Memory” held at Boston University, can be assigned to three main categories. The first, “Memory and the Word” examines the interface of historical truth and narrative recollection. In her convincingly argued submission, Cynthia Ozick uses Benjamin Wilkomirski’s memoir, Fragments, as the paradigmatic example of fiction presenting itself as authentic memory. Other aspects of literature and memory are addressed in essays by Susan Rubin Suleiman and Shlomo Breznitz.

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