by Hannah Pressman

Art After Atrocity

A noted feminist theorist on the power and impotence of Holocaust art

Poetry After Auschwitz: Remembering What One Never Knew (Indiana University Press, $24.95) is something of a departure for Susan Gubar, best known as a pioneering feminist critic whose notable works include The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the 19th-Century Literary Imagination (co-written with Sandra M. Gilbert, 1979). In her remarkable new study, Gubar reveals the aesthetic and ethical implications of creating literature “at some remove from the calamity.”

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