Literature and German Reunification

Literature and German Reunification

by Stephen Brockmann, Brockmann Stephen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521660548

ISBN-13: 9780521660549

Pub. Date: 01/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is the first systematic attempt in English to examine the literary consequences of German reunification. In its emphasis on problems of national identity, it is one of the first books in any language to treat contemporary Germany as a cultural and national unity. In exploring the ways in which authors of the 1990s have sought to cope with history and

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This book is the first systematic attempt in English to examine the literary consequences of German reunification. In its emphasis on problems of national identity, it is one of the first books in any language to treat contemporary Germany as a cultural and national unity. In exploring the ways in which authors of the 1990s have sought to cope with history and national identity, the book addresses questions about the role of the nation and a national literature in the context of economic and political globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521660549
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in German Series
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction: locating the nation; 1. Searching for Germany in the 1980s; 2. A third path? 3. Literature and politics; 4. Literature and the Stasi; 5. The rebirth of tragedy?; 6. The defense of childhood and the guilt of the fathers; 7. The time and the place of the nation; Notes; Works cited; Index.

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