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The Modern Restoration: Re-thinking German Literary History 1930-1960
     

The Modern Restoration: Re-thinking German Literary History 1930-1960

by Stephen Parker, Peter Davies, Matthew Philpotts
 

ISBN-10: 3110181134

ISBN-13: 9783110181135

Pub. Date: 07/26/2004

Publisher: De Gruyter


This book seeks to move twentieth-century German literary history away from its stubbornly persistent reliance on the political turning-points of 1933 and 1945. In the first part of the book, the authors analyze a synchronic corpus of literary journals,

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This book seeks to move twentieth-century German literary history away from its stubbornly persistent reliance on the political turning-points of 1933 and 1945. In the first part of the book, the authors analyze a synchronic corpus of literary journals, identifying a restorative aesthetic mood in the years 1930-1960 which persists across political date boundaries. In the second part, the careers of five writers are considered diachronically against this prevailing restorative climate: Gottfried Benn, Johannes R. Becher, Bertolt Brecht, Günter Eich, and Peter Huchel. Combining these two approaches, the authors show that a fresh perspective that challenges established literary-historical periodisations can shed light on the common cultural and aesthetic ground shared by writers, editors and critics across the ideological divides of the era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110181135
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
07/26/2004
Pages:
403
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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