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Generazioni. Memoria, identità e scrittura in Grete Weil

Marco Castellari

Abstract


After a brief discussion of Grete Weil’s liminal position in the context of Twentieth-Century German-Jewish Women’s Literature, the present contribution outlines the key issues of her prose works between 1949 and 1999 and focuses then on her third novel, Generations (1983). As a matter of fact, this often neglected work proves to be a metafiction exploring the possibilities, frustrations and success of German-Jewish Women’s writing in post-war West Germany. Thus, a new interpretation of this audacious novel is put forward. Whereas both the deconstruction of cultural taboos and the construction of a dialogue between three generations of women fail in the fictional “experiment”, they are actually achieved in the literary act of writing.


Parole chiave

Grete Weil ; shoah ; Germania ; scrittura femminile ; identità ebraica ; Antigone

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/3979

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunimi-13794

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Altre modernità/ Otras modernidades/ Autres modernités/ Other Modernities            ISSN 2035-7680 Università degli Studi di Milano

 

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