Voicing the Void: Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction
Horowitz, Sara R. Voicing the Void: Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction. Albany, NY: State Univ. of New York, 1997. Print book or eBook.
Through close reading of various works of Holocaust fiction, Horowitz examines how literary muteness represents something essential about the “radical negativity” of the Holocaust. Horowitz argues that at the heart of Holocaust literature lies a tension between the silence that communicates a rupture in history and memory, and the narrative form that seeks to represent and repair it.