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dc.contributor.authorSchwerin, Karen Louise
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:17:06Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:17:06Z
dc.date.issued2009-05
dc.identifier.otherschwerin_karen_l_200905_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/schwerin_karen_l_200905_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25649
dc.description.abstractJerzy Kosinski’s controversial fiction, The Painted Bird, has elicited an array of negative reviews. As a Holocaust novel, it has been criticized for not reflecting Kosinski’s own wartime experiences. As such, it has been called fraudulent and inappropriately violent, grotesque, and exaggerated. Such understandings of the book have given it a denigrated status in the canon of Holocaust literature. I will argue that these are ineffective and misguided readings of the novel by laying out the issues and themes of the novel, its author, and writing on the Holocaust. Then, I will apply an existing understanding of Holocaust fiction to the novel in order to produce a fresh reading. I hope this new look at The Painted Bird will highlight its rich, narrative style that creates layers of perspectives unreachable by most authors and situate its rightful place alongside other important works of the Holocaust.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectJerzy Kosinski, The Painted Bird, Holocaust, fiction
dc.titleRe-reading The painted bird
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentReligion
dc.description.majorReligion
dc.description.advisorDavid Williams
dc.description.committeeDavid Williams
dc.description.committeeWilliam Power
dc.description.committeeCarolyn Medine


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