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Berger, Alan L. 1939-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 176 publications in 1 language and 11,787 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Personal narratives  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by Alan L Berger
Children of Job : American second-generation witnesses to the Holocaust by Alan L Berger( )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book sheds light on the relationship between the Holocaust and contemporary Jewish identity. it is the first syste Matic analysis of a body of work that introduces a new generation of writers and filmmakers, as well as revealing how
Crisis and covenant : the Holocaust in American Jewish fiction by Alan L Berger( )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SUNY Series in modern Jewish literature and culture
Jewish American and Holocaust literature : representation in the postmodern world by Alan L Berger( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,715 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 )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,576 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( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Aarons and Alan L. Berger show that Holocaust literary representation has continued to flourish?gaining increased momentum even as its perspective shifts, as a third generation adds its voice to the chorus of post-Holocaust writers. In negotiating the complex thematic imperatives and narrative conceits of the literature of these writers, this bold new work examines those structures, ironies, disjunctions, and tensions that produce a literature lamenting 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 transmission of trauma; inherited memory; the psychological tensions of post-Holocaust Jewish identity; tropes of memory and the personalized narrative voice; generational dislocation and anxiety; the recurrent antagonisms of assimilation and alienation; the imaginative reconstruction of the past; and the future of Holocaust memory and representation
Post-Holocaust Jewish-Christian dialogue : after the flood, before the rainbow by Alan L Berger( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 565 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 494 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 434 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 324 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 )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 236 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 231 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 176 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 172 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 )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 139 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 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Constructively addresses the hard challenges of Christian-Jewish cooperation in a global post-Holocaust world"--Provided by publisher
Witness to the sacred : mystical tales of primitive Hasidism by Alan L Berger( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trialogue and terror : Judaism, Christianity, and Islam after 9/11( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 72 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 )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian-Muslim-Jew : the necessary tri-alogue by James Carroll( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Children of Job : American second-generation witnesses to the Holocaust
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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
Berger, Alan L.

Berger, Alan Lewis, 1939-

Languages
English (136)