Suicide in East German Literature: Fiction, Rhetoric, and the Self-Destruction of Literary Heritage

Suicide in East German Literature: Fiction, Rhetoric, and the Self-Destruction of Literary Heritage

by Robert Blankenship

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571135742
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 08/28/2017
Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture Series , #183
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Rhetoric of Suicide in East Germany Suicide as an Anti-Fascist Literary Trope: 1945-71Suicide and the Fluidity of Literary Heritage: Ulrich Plenzdorf's Die neuen Leiden des jungen W.Remembering to Death: Werner Heiduczek's Tod am Meer Suicide and the Reevaluation of Classicism: Christa Wolf's Kein Ort. Nirgends Suicidal Voices: Heiner Müller's Hamletmaschine and Sibylle Muthesius's Flucht in die Wolken Specters of Suicide: Christoph Hein's Horns Ende Conclusion: The Reality of Fictional Suicides Epilogue: The Literariness of East German Literature Notes Bibliography Index

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