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Literature and German Reunification

Literature and German Reunification

  • Author: Stephen Brockmann
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521027847
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 260
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This book is a systematic attempt to examine the literary consequences of German reunification. Placing the concept of the Kulturnation at the centre of its analysis, the book explores the ways in which literature both responds to and helps to constitute notions of German national identity. Previous studies of German literature have tended to avoid the problem of nationhood: this is one of the few books in any language to treat contemporary Germany as a cultural and national unity. The book discusses German literature from the early 1980s through the late 1990s, with a primary focus on the way in which authors of the 1990s have sought to cope with and respond to reunification and emerging questions about history, politics and identity. Larger questions are addressed about the role of both the nation and a national literature in the context of economic and political globalization.

German Reunification and the Legacy of GDR Literature and Culture

German Reunification and the Legacy of GDR Literature and Culture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004359788
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 252
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This collection of academic articles and personal reflections explores German reunification and the legacy of GDR literature and culture. It examines a broad range of genres and combines perspectives on both lesser-known and more established writers.

Textual Responses to German Unification

Textual Responses to German Unification

Processing Historical and Social Change in Literature and Film

  • Author: Carol Anne Costabile-Heming,Rachel J. Halverson,Kristie A. Foell
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110880407
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 284
  • View: 599
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The unification of the two German states changed the geo-political, economic, social, and cultural borders of Germany and Europe. This volume in three parts researches how East German and West German authors and directors reacted to these radical changes. The basis of this research are fictional, autobiographical, journalistic, and cinematic texts. The authors and directors presented in this volume not only comment on the changes which they themselves experienced but also voice their changing attitudes to their own past within the divided Germany.

German literature at a time of change 1989-1990

German literature at a time of change 1989-1990

German unity and German identity in literary perspective

  • Author: Arthur Williams,K. Stuart Parkes,Roland Smith
  • Publisher: Herbert Lang Et Co Ag
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 494
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The volume brings together twenty-five scholars from British and German universities, many of them leading experts on Contemporary German Literature, in an exploration of the processes and implications of German unification from the literary point of view. A discussion of the intellectual climate which nurtured the 'peaceful revolution' in the GDR is followed by analyses of the work and attitudes of significant east German authors; an underlying theme is the loss of identity, the loss of Utopia. West German reactions to the questions of unity and identity are then analysed, and a series of comparative studies presented. Finally, themes of importance for the common German future are discussed with particular reference to newer writers; environmental issues, women's writing, the changing role of the poet, problems of innovation.

Reunification and the Legacy of East-German Literature and Culture

Reunification and the Legacy of East-German Literature and Culture

  • Author: Deirdre Byrnes,Jean E. Conacher,Gisela M. B. Holfter
  • Publisher: Brill / Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789004349407
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 234
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This collection of academic articles and personal reflections explores German reunification and the legacy of GDR literature and culture. It examines a broad range of genres and combines perspectives on both lesser-known and more established writers.

Theatre in the Berlin Republic

Theatre in the Berlin Republic

German Drama Since Reunification

  • Author: Denise Varney
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039111107
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 335
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This work's focus is on theatre at the intersection of culture and politics during and after German reunification and the evolution of the Berlin Republic. It contains the proceedings of a symposium that took place in Melbourne in September 2006.

Strategies of Humor in Post-Unification German Literature, Film, and Other Media

Strategies of Humor in Post-Unification German Literature, Film, and Other Media

  • Author: Jill Twark
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443827819
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 380
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The fourteen chapters in this anthology feature original analyses of contemporary German-language literary texts, films, political cartoons, cabaret, and other types of performance. The artworks display a wide spectrum of humor modes, such as irony, satire, the grotesque, Jewish humor, and slapstick, as responses to unification with the accompanying euphoria, but also alienation and dislocation. Kerstin Hensel’s Lärchenau, Christoph Hein’s Landnahme, and vignette collections by Jakob Hein (Antrag auf ständige Ausreise und andere Mythen der DDR) and Wladimir Kaminer (Es gab keinen Sex im Sozialismus) are interpreted as examples of the grotesque. The popular films Lola rennt, Sonnenallee, Herr Lehmann, NVA, Alles auf Zucker!, and Mein Führer—Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler are reexamined through the lens of traditional and more recent humor or comic book theories. The contributors focus on how each artwork enriches four prominent postwall German cultural trends: post-unification identity reconstruction, Vergangenheitsbewältigung (including Hitler humor), New German Popular Literature (Christian Kracht’s ironic subtexts), and immigrant perspectives (a “third voice” in the East-West binary reflected here pointedly in Eulenspiegel cartoons). To date, no other scholarly work provides as comprehensive an overview of the diverse strategies of humor used in the past two decades in German-speaking countries.

Bohemia in East Berlin?

Bohemia in East Berlin?

  • Author: Philip Brady,Ian Wallace
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789051838947
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 148
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In this volume an international team of scholars assesses the significance of 'Prenzlauer Berg', a remarkable 'alternative culture' which took its name from the run-down area of East Berlin with which it became synonymous. As well as offering a critical overview of this culture, the books presents detailed studies of the work of two major poets with whom it is particularly associated, Elke Erb and Bert Papenfuss-Gorek, and also considers the significance of 'boundary' as one of Prenzlauer Berg's central defining metaphors. There are substantial contributions by three East Germans with significant personal experience of Prenzlauer Berg both before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall."

Another Country

Another Country

German Intellectuals, Unification and National Identity

  • Author: Jan-Werner Müller,Jan-Werner Mü ller
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300083880
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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This important book not only examines changing notions of nationhood and their complicated relationship to the Nazi past but also charts the wider history of the development of German political thought since World War II, while critically reflecting on some of the continuing blind spots among German writers and thinkers.

Beyond 1989

Beyond 1989

Re-reading German Literary History Since 1945

  • Author: Keith Bullivant
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781571810373
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 177
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With the opening up of the East in the autumn of 1989 claims were being made, on the one hand, that German literature had never, in fact, been divided, while others were proclaiming the end of East and West German literatures as they had existed, and the beginning of a new era.

German Literature of the Twentieth Century

German Literature of the Twentieth Century

From Aestheticism to Postmodernism

  • Author: Ingo Roland Stoehr
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN: 9781571131577
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 529
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Traces literary developments in the German-speaking countries from 1900 to the present.

Virtual Walls?

Virtual Walls?

Political Unification and Cultural Difference in Contemporary Germany

  • Author: Franziska Lys,Michael Dreyer
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN: 157113980X
  • Category: Germany
  • Page: 216
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A reassessment of the journey Germans in East and West have taken during the past two and a half decades: even today, an open-ended, unfinished journey.

Writing the New Berlin

Writing the New Berlin

The German Capital in Post-Wall Literature

  • Author: Katharina Gerstenberger
  • Publisher: Camden House
  • ISBN: 9781571133816
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 209
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A study of the "patchwork imaginary" that is postwall Berlin fiction and its significance for the new Germany.

From Bundesrepublik to Deutschland

From Bundesrepublik to Deutschland

German Politics After Unification

  • Author: Michael G. Huelshoff,Andrei S. Markovits,Simon Reich
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472065271
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 396
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Analyzes Germany's new role in world politics

Landmarks in the German Novel

Landmarks in the German Novel

  • Author: Peter Hutchinson,Michael Minden
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039115662
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 164
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The nine essays in this volume deal with major achievements in the German novel since 1959. They range from the very well known, such as Brussig's "Helden wie wir," an extravagant treatment of life under the "Stasi" and the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the much more recondite, such as Hubert Fichte's "Detlevs Imitationen -Grunspan-," one of the first, and most important, products of the abolition of the discrimination against gays in 1969. What is most surprising about this collection is that, in contrast to the majority of successful novels written in German before 1959, only one of these is by a clearly 'West' German author: Hubert Fichte. There is, by contrast, a surprising number who have their roots in the GDR (Plenzdorf, Wolf, Brussig, Schulze), or in Austria (Bachmann, Bernhard). This is also a period in which women writers emerge powerfully (Bachmann, Wolf, and Ozdamar). Virtually all these novels aroused controversy in some quarters at the time of their publication, often for their treatment of semi-taboo, or at least uncomfortable, subject-matter. These essays, all by specialists in the relevant field, were originally delivered as lectures in the University of Cambridge."

Kruso

Kruso

Roman

  • Author: Lutz Seiler
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518739360
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 450
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Als seine Freundin verunglückt und er in ein tiefes Loch zu stürzen droht, beschließt Edgar Bendler, nach Hiddensee zu fliehen – auf jene legendenumwobene Insel, die schon vielen Gestrandeten als Zuflucht diente. Er wird Abwäscher im Klausner, einer Kneipe hoch über dem Meer, und lernt Alexander Krusowitsch kennen – Kruso. Eine schwierige, zärtliche Freundschaft beginnt. Von Kruso, dem Meister und Inselpaten, wird Ed eingeweiht in die Rituale der Saisonarbeiter und die Gesetze ihrer Nächte. Nach und nach erschließen sich ihm die Geheimnisse der Insel und des Klausners. Als Ed schon glaubt, wieder einen Platz im Leben gefunden zu haben, erschüttert der Herbst 89 das fragile Gefüge der Inselbewohner. Am Ende steht ein Kampf auf Leben und Tod – und ein Versprechen. Inselabenteuer und Geschichte einer außergewöhnlichen Freundschaft – Lutz Seilers preisgekrönter Roman schlägt einen Bogen vom Sommer 89 bis in die Gegenwart. Die einzigartige Recherche, die diesem Buch zugrunde liegt, folgt den Spuren jener Menschen, die bei ihrer Flucht über die Ostsee verschollen sind, und führt uns dabei bis nach Kopenhagen, in die Katakomben der dänischen Staatspolizei.

The Wilsonian Impulse

The Wilsonian Impulse

U.S. Foreign Policy, the Alliance, and German Unification

  • Author: Mary N. Hampton
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275955052
  • Category: History
  • Page: 180
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Examines how a set of ideas, the Wilsonian impulse, helped shape American and West German postwar security policies.

Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic

Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic

Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Music

  • Author: Elaine Kelly
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199395187
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 240
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When the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was founded in 1949, its leaders did not position it as a new state. Instead, they represented East German socialism as the culmination of all that was positive in Germany's past. The GDR was heralded as the second German Enlightenment, a society in which the rational ideals of progress, Bildung, and revolution that had first come to fruition with Goethe and Beethoven would finally achieve their apotheosis. Central to this founding myth was the Germanic musical heritage. Just as the canon had defined the idea of the German nation in the nineteenth-century, so in the GDR it contributed to the act of imagining the collective socialist state. Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic uses the reception of the Germanic musical heritage to chart the changing landscape of musical culture in the German Democratic Republic. Author Elaine Kelly demonstrates the nuances of musical thought in the state, revealing a model of societal ascent and decline that has implications that reach far beyond studies of the GDR itself. The first book-length study in English devoted to music in the GDR, Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic is a seminal text for scholars of music in the Cold War and in Germany more widely.

Deutschland einig Vaterland

Deutschland einig Vaterland

die Geschichte der Wiedervereinigung

  • Author: Andreas Rödder
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406562815
  • Category: Deutschland - Geschichte
  • Page: 490
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