By J. Hillis Miller
“After Auschwitz to write down even a unmarried poem is barbaric.” The Conflagration of Community demanding situations Theodor Adorno’s well-known assertion approximately aesthetic creation after the Holocaust, arguing for the potential for literature to endure witness to severe collective and private studies. J. Hillis Miller masterfully considers how novels concerning the Holocaust relate to fictions written sooner than and after it, and makes use of theories of group from Jean-Luc Nancy and Derrida to discover the dissolution of group bonds in its wake.
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