Philippe Claudel’s Brodeck as a parody of the fable or the Holocaust universalized. / Duffy, Helena.

In: Holocaust Studies, Vol. 24, No. 4, 02.05.2018, p. 503-526.

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Philippe Claudel’s Brodeck as a parody of the fable or the Holocaust universalized. / Duffy, Helena.

In: Holocaust Studies, Vol. 24, No. 4, 02.05.2018, p. 503-526.

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