Leaves from the motherbook

Ioana Luca*


研究成果: 雜誌貢獻回顧評介論文同行評審

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This essay discusses Susan Rubin Suleiman's Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook (1996) in relation to two of her critical works, Risking Who One Is: Encounters With Contemporary Art and Literature (1994) and Crisis of Memory and the Second World War (2006), reading the memoir from the perspective of her literary and cultural criticism. I argue that the writing of her memoir and the examination of her experience as a Holocaust survivor, first, and as an Eastern European returning to her native country, second, offer Suleiman a radical change in her orientation as a literary critic. The article maps the itinerary of her literary criticism and illustrates how her autobiographical project is characterized by preterition, "the paradoxical combination of 'saying while not saying'" that comes with "its attendant figures of suspension, postponement, digression, juxtaposition, and metacommentary."

頁(從 - 到)267-279
期刊Prose Studies
出版狀態已發佈 - 2009 12月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 文學與文學理論


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