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Berger, Alan L. 1939-

Works: 44 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 12,930 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Encyclopedias  Personal narratives  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: PS153.J4, 940.5318
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan L Berger
Children of Job : American second-generation witnesses to the Holocaust by Alan L Berger( )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Surivors' legacy is Shaping-And being shaped by the second generation
Crisis and covenant : the Holocaust in American Jewish fiction by Alan L Berger( )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and German and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the effect of the Holocaust on traditional attempts to explain the Jewish people's sufferings while retaining the concept of covenant with God. also examines its influence on the self-image of American Jewry. Analyzes the works of Elie Wiesel, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Saul Bellow, and Cynthia Ozick, among others, and suggests that awareness of a covenantal concept of Judaism is a criterion for authentic Holocaust literature. Adopts the definition of the Holocaust as a unique event - the plan to exterminate an entire nation, and describes various approaches to theological problems raised by the Holocaust
Jewish American and Holocaust literature : representation in the postmodern world by Alan L Berger( )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Challenging the notion that Jewish American and Holocaust literature have exhausted their limits, this volume reexamines these closely linked traditions in light of recent postmodern theory. Composed against the tumultuous background of great cultural transition and unprecedented state-sponsored systematic murder, Jewish American and Holocaust literature both address the concerns of postmodern human existence in extremis. In addition to exploring how various mythic and literary themes are deconstructed in the lurid light of Auschwitz, this book provides critical reassessments of Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, and Philip Roth, as well as contemporary, Jewish American writers who are extending this vibrant tradition into the new millennium. These essays deepen and enrich our understanding of the Jewish literary tradition and the implications of the Shoah."--Jacket
Encyclopedia of Holocaust literature by David Patterson( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This encyclopedia presents the lives and works of 128 writers whose contributions lend significant first-generation understanding to the Holocaust. Arranged by author, entries provide a biographical, bibliographical, and critical profile with emphasis on each author's experience with or response to the Holocaust and contributions to the literature. All entries offer a short list of selected works. Included are appendixes listing authors by date, country of birth, and birth name. Two useful bibliographies -- one of primary works arranged by genre and another of book-length studies of Holocaust literature -- are also included. Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries, this encyclopedia brings together representative primary and critical works of Holocaust literature."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003
Third-generation Holocaust representation : trauma, history, and memory by Victoria Aarons( )

13 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Aarons and Alan L. Berger show that Holocaust literary representation has continued to flourish well into the twenty-first century-gaining increased momentum even as its perspective shifts, as a third generation adds its voice to the chorusof post-Holocaust writers. In negotiating the complex thematic imperatives and narrative conceits of the literature of third-generation writers, this bold new work examines those structures, tropes, patterns, ironies, disjunctions, and overall tensionsthat produce a literature that laments unrecoverable loss for a generation removed spatially and temporally from the extended trauma of the Holocaust. Aarons and Berger address evolving notions of "postmemory"; the intergenerational and ongoingtransmission of trauma; issues of Jewish cultural identity; inherited memory; the psychological tensions of post-Holocaust Jewish identity; the characteristic tropes of memory and the personalized narrative voice; issues of generational dislocationand anxiety; the recurrent antagonisms of assimilation and historical alienation; the imaginative re-creation and reconstruction of the past; and the future of Holocaust memory and representation. --Back cover
Post-Holocaust Jewish-Christian dialogue : after the flood, before the rainbow by Alan L Berger( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses the historical, linguistic, philosophical, and theological dimensions of post-Holocaust Jewish-Christian dialogue. The distinguished thinkers who contribute illuminate how far the interfaith dialogue has come and what remains to be achieved"--
Second generation voices : reflections by children of Holocaust survivors and perpetrators( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heirs to the Legacy of Auschwitz, the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and perpetrators have always been thought of as separated by fear and anger, mistrust and shame. This book provides a forum for expression in which each group reflects candidly upon the consuming burdens and challenges it has inherited." "To be sure, there is disagreement among the groups about the need for - or wisdom of - dialogue. Yet Second Generation Voices engenders authentic grounds for discussion. Issues such as guilt, anger, religious faith, and accountability are explored in deeply felt memories, narratives, and poems. Jew and German alike speak openly of forming and affirming their own identities and working through the psychological effects of intergenerational transmission of trauma."--Jacket
Encyclopedia of Jewish-American literature by Gloria L Cronin( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jewish-American writing holds an essential place in America's literary tradition, and Jewish-American authors have flourished in many genres, including fiction, drama, poetry, and more. This book examines hundreds of these authors and works, focusing on those that are part of high school and college curricula." "Coverage includes: Major novels, memoirs, plays, poetry, and short stories: synopses and analyses of important works, such as The Adventures of Augie March, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Everything is Illuminated, "Gimpel the Fool," Howl, Maus, The Natural, "The New Colossus," Portnoy's Complaint, Ragtime, and many more; Writers: biographies of important Jewish-American authors, including Woody Allen, Isaac Asimov, Michael Chabon, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Joseph Heller, Erica Jong, Denise Levertov, Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, Tillie Olsen, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Dorothy Parker, Philip Roth, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Susan Sontag, Elie Wiesel, and many more; and an introductory survey of Jewish-American literature from the beginnings to the present day."--Jacket
Introduction to the study of religion( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique text is a solid, comprehensive, flexible text/workbook for the introductory course. Growing out of an innovative religious studies program at Syracuse University, it is ideal for teachers who want to design their own individual courses and still have a basic text, adaptable to the rich variety in subject matter and method of instruction. Here are a variety of approaches, a broad range of topics, and different accents from different religious traditions. Chapters may be used in any order and the text is designed to be supplemented by outside readings, articles, notes, and films
Judaism in the modern world( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methodology in the academic teaching of the Holocaust( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methodology in the academic teaching of Judaism by Zev Garber( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bearing witness to the Holocaust, 1939-1989 by Alan L Berger( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What have we learned? : telling the story and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust : papers of the 20th anniversary Scholar's Conference by Franklin H Littell( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of papers presented at the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches. The papers came from five countries and covered a wide range of academic disciplines. A study and discussion of the years of the Shoah and the Kirchenkampf, it includes Elie Wiesel's message pointing up the imperative of asking the questions, of living faithfully and honestly with the central questions of death and life. The volume concludes with Yaffa Eliach's message which movingly brings those who died into their part in the dialogue. --
The continuing agony : from the Carmelite convent to the crosses at Auschwitz( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish-Christian dialogue : drawing honey from the rock by Alan L Berger( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Constructively addresses the hard challenges of Christian-Jewish cooperation in a global post-Holocaust world"--Provided by publisher
Elie Wiesel : teacher, mentor, and friend : reflections by judges of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Ethics Essay contest( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was Elie Wiesel? He was a Holocaust survivor, Nobel peace laureate, activist on behalf of the oppressed, a teacher, a writer, and friend of humanity. Born into an observant Jewish family in Sighet, Rumania, he was a God-intoxicated youth who survived the Shoah. As an adult he moved easily among presidents and prime ministers but was equally at home among the poor and disenfranchised. The reflections in this volume come judges in the Elie Wiesel Ethics Essay contest. They share their personal and professional experiences working with and learning from Wiesel and provide a glimpse of the person behind the public figure. At a time when the future looks ominous, these reflections collectively hold out the promise of a more ethical and morally robust future. Their message reflects Wiesel's message about the abiding necessity of friendship; the importance of interrogating without abandoning God; the fact that everyone has a share in remembering--an obligation to remember--the past in order to construct a better future; and the importance of fighting against indifference. If we want to repair the world, we need to repair relations with each other and with ourselves
Witness to the sacred : mystical tales of primitive Hasidism by Alan L Berger( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trialogue and terror : Judaism, Christianity, and Islam after 9/11 by Alan L Berger( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses the promise and peril of post-9/11 interfaith trialogue. In fifteen clearly written and insightful essays, distinguished scholars of different faiths and divergent world views guide readers toward an informed understanding of the role of religion and the basic teachings of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks on the United States. Acknowledging commonalities, these essays also shed light on the essential differences among the teachings of the Abrahamic traditions and raise pivotal questions regarding humanity's future: What prompted the carnage? What has changed since then? What remains to be achieved? Dispelling ignorance about the religious other is a necessary but only a first step toward achieving a durable and effective trialogue. In an increasingly perilous and interconnected world where the effects of globalization are yet to be fully recognized, interfaith trialogue holds out the hope of genuine movement toward a more peaceful coexistence. (Publisher)
Genocide, a critical bibliographic review by Israel W Charny( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Children of Job : American second-generation witnesses to the Holocaust
Jewish American and Holocaust literature : representation in the postmodern worldEncyclopedia of Holocaust literatureSecond generation voices : reflections by children of Holocaust survivors and perpetratorsEncyclopedia of Jewish-American literatureMethodology in the academic teaching of the HolocaustBearing witness to the Holocaust, 1939-1989What have we learned? : telling the story and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust : papers of the 20th anniversary Scholar's ConferenceThe continuing agony : from the Carmelite convent to the crosses at AuschwitzJewish-Christian dialogue : drawing honey from the rock
Alternative Names
Alan L. Berger American literary scholar

Berger, Alan L.

Berger, Alan Lewis 1939-

English (150)

German (1)