Federman's Fictions: Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust by Jeffrey R. Di Leo

By Jeffrey R. Di Leo

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And I walk out. . I couldn’t believe that they were rewriting my book to fit their notion of what a love story should be. This [Smiles on Washington Square] is a love story that demolishes the love story! —Raymond Federman, personal interview In a recent article in The Writer’s Chronicle, the bimonthly members magazine for creative writing faculty and students enrolled in the Associated Writing Programs, author Xu Xi describes how her first reaction to a student who writes metafiction in her classes is, as a “writing teacher and editor,” to instruct “cease, desist, rethink” (Xi 2007, 58): the marketplace is not interested in such products.

In her chapter, she provides a glimpse of how Federman’s use of literary strategies such as multiple narrative voices, paradox, and preterition (the rhetorical figure of “saying while not saying”) contribute to his inimitable version of Holocaust literature. She also remarks that Federman’s interest in laughter and “preoccupation with sexual transgression and sexual pleasure” are features which set his Holocaust literature apart from that of his contemporaries. ” OTHER VOICES 19 Marcel Cornis-Pope’s contribution, “ ‘In Black Inkblood’: Agonistic and Cooperative Authorship in the (Re)Writing of History,” maintains that Federman’s oeuvre can be viewed as a confrontation between history and rewriting.

In Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A chronological edition. Volume 2. Ed. Edward C. Moore. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 211–42. Reif, Danielle. 2005. Die Ästhetik der Leerstelle: Raymond Federmans Roman “La fourrure de ma tante Rachel” vor dem Hintergrund des Gesamtwerks. Doctoral dissertation. Universität Heidelberg. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. Robbe-Grillet, Alain. 1958. La jalousie. Paris: Éditions de Minuit. Steiner, George. 1977. Language and silence. New York: Atheneum. Sukenick, Ronald.

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