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German Postwar Films: Life and Love in the Ruins
     

German Postwar Films: Life and Love in the Ruins

by W. Wilms (Editor), W. Rasch (Editor)
 

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This volume offers a cultural, aesthetic, and critical reappraisal ofGerman 'rubble films' produced in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War and constructs their meaning in a historical context.

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This volume offers a cultural, aesthetic, and critical reappraisal ofGerman 'rubble films' produced in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War and constructs their meaning in a historical context.

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"This book's topics include not only the despair that induced the 'rubble' sensibility but also the bombing that caused it, life in the ruins, East German 'rubble films' and American imports, and particular examples of the genre. Each of the dozen contributors provides useful documentation . . . recommended." - Choice

"An important and insightful volume." - Recent Trends in German Film Studies, Monatshefte

"In providing this new look, Wilms and Rasch have produced a very helpful complement to other recent work on the German 'Rubble Films'... The standard of contributions in this volume is consistently high." - Paul Cooke, University of Leeds

"Not only valuable for those students of film and those fascinated by the esoteric details of forgotten German cinema, but also for those interested in memory culture and the different ways in which the past, particularly traumatic events, can be addressed, reacted against, denied, nurtured, celebrated, and ultimately accepted." - Focus on German Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230608252
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Series:
Studies in European Culture and History Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author

Wilfried Wilms is Associate Professor of German Studies, University of Denver. He is the editor of Bombs Away: Representing the Air War over Europe and Japan (together with William Rasch) and has published numerous scholarly articles on German intellectual history, literature, and film, as well as American film. He is presently working on a book focusing on postwar Germany under Allied occupation.

William Rasch is Professor of German Studies, Indiana University. He is the author of Sovereignty and its Discontents: On the Primacy of Conflict and the Structure of the Political and Niklas Luhmann’s Modernity: The Paradoxes of Differentiation. He has edited a collection of essays by Luhmann called Theories of Distinction: Redescribing the Descriptions of Modernity.

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