The Importance of Literary References for Identity Construction and The Addressee in Améry’s and Levi’s Texts.

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This study describes the complex relationships between identity, memory and language to be found in Améry’s At the Mind’s Limits and Levi’s If This is a Man, and The Drowned and the Saved. A phenomenological approach is taken to examine the existence and structure of lived experience, placing emphasis on the use of literary references and the importance of the addressee within the texts. Significant differences between both writers’ perception of ‘selfhood’ and memory, before and after internment in Auschwitz, are compared and contrasted. Of particular importance is the question of whether access to a cultural background, exemplified in the texts primarily by literary references, can serve as means of opposing the nihilistic reality of Auschwitz. Each writer’s relationship with his native language is seen as essential to this question. Finally, the sum of these experiences is reflected in an examination of the way the reader is... More > constructed and addressed in the memoires studied.< Less
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Piero Ruju
September 30, 2011
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