Literature and German Reunification

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Overview

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.

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"This book surveys the issues and problems of unification within the German literary landscape very well." Monatshefte

"Literature and German Reunification is an exemplary work of German cultural studies that situates literature in the realm of historical complexity without dissolving it into mere thematic documentation: instead, Brockmann's judicious surveys of the literary-historical landscape of contemporary Germany demonstrate the necessary vitality of literature as the "imaginative space" of the nation." World Literature Today

"[A] provocative, pioneering study." Journal of English and Germanic Philology

"An impressive volume." Michigan Germanic Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521660549
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • 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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