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dc.contributor.advisorGeorge, James
dc.contributor.advisorHocking, Darryl
dc.contributor.authorWarner, Kirsten
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-13T22:05:46Z
dc.date.available2013-06-13T22:05:46Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013-06-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/5472
dc.description.abstractThe novel To Life concerns the inheritance of psychic trauma by the child of a survivor of the Jewish Holocaust, and is part of the genre of second-generation literature. In this exegesis I will examine the genre’s frames of reference and some of its themes and concerns as relating to the novel To Life. Firstly, I will discuss some of the creative process of writing the novel, and why I felt compelled to do so. Within that I discuss feelings of lack of entitlement as a second-generation writer, and the transformation of personal history into fiction. I then examine ‘second generation’ as a psychological description of growing up with the Holocaust, and how I have tried to recreate this in the novel. I will outline the frames of reference of second-generation literature and how they shaped this novel. In particular I will examine voice, tense and point of view; memory and postmemory; and the subconscious made conscious. The exegesis identifies metaphor as a tool for second-generation writers. In related works and in To Life, I discuss how megametaphor operates through the text as a whole, by representation, comparison and association, to indicate that something is going on under the surface. In To Life, the underlying question for someone of the second generation is, “How safe are you?”en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectSecond-generationen_NZ
dc.subject2Gen_NZ
dc.subjectHolocausten_NZ
dc.subjectJewishen_NZ
dc.subjectPost-memoryen_NZ
dc.subjectSurvivoren_NZ
dc.titleHow Safe Are You? Themes, Concerns and Metaphor of Jewish Second-generation Literature in the Novel "To Life"en_NZ
dc.typeExegesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Creative Writingen_NZ
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dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2013-05-25T21:03:30Z


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