The Works of Jurek Becker: A Thematic Analysis / Edition 1

The Works of Jurek Becker: A Thematic Analysis / Edition 1

by Susan M. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820407054

ISBN-13: 9780820407050

Pub. Date: 11/01/1988

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

Since the success of his first novel, Jakob der Lügner (1969), Jurek Becker continues to draw and puzzle literary scholars. Becker and his works elude classification. He is at once a Pole, a German, a Jew, and an Atheist. His prose has been called Holocaust, East German, and Exile literature. The consistent thematic development in his otherwise greatly

Overview

Since the success of his first novel, Jakob der Lügner (1969), Jurek Becker continues to draw and puzzle literary scholars. Becker and his works elude classification. He is at once a Pole, a German, a Jew, and an Atheist. His prose has been called Holocaust, East German, and Exile literature. The consistent thematic development in his otherwise greatly varied literary achievements springs from a unique personal and political history - one that brings his reader closer to the German, as well as the human, situation in over half of this century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820407050
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1988
Series:
DDR- Studien / East German Studies Series, #3
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: This work traces the themes of captivity, survival, deception, storytelling and apathy through the prose of Holocaust survivor and East German writer in exile, Jurek Becker.

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