Read Anne Frank and Etty Hillesum Inscribing Spirituality and Sexuality
H both of these writers have received much attention little has been done to understand how the significant difference occasioned by both gender and Jewishness helps to define cultural or personal identity in relation to the Holocaust De Costa uses a variety of psychoanalytic and feminist theories to approach the writing of Frank and Hillesum Critiuing as well as employing the concepts of Julia Kristeva Hélène Cixous Luce Irigaray and Simone de Beauvoir among others she presents a detailed and rich discussion of each writerDe Costa approaches Anne Frank l.
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Argely from a psychoanalytical perspective that emphasizes the function of writing itself in the development of self identity For Etty Hillesum she is concerned with how writing establishes a philosophy and a faith that can entertain and is indeed based in doubleness and paradox Her assessment of these two writers makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust as a cultural and historical phenomenon of the role of writing in the production and expression of gendered identity and of the complex relation between women writing and cultu.
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Studies of Nazi persecution and destruction of Jews have to date largely been based on the accounts of men And yet gender difference in Western society is so profound that women and men seem to have divergent experiences speak different languages and see and hear in dissimilar ways Denise de Costa's book explores the significance of sex and gender differences in the construction of history and society specifically the Nazi genocide of Jews in World War II by focusing on the writing of two Jewish women Anne Frank and Etty HillesumDe Costa argues that althoug.