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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
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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.

Legacies and identity

Legacies and identity

East and West German literary responses to unification

  • Author: Martin Kane
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 209
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This volume seeks to trace the robustly critical process of historical, political and personal self-examination to be found in German literature of the 1990s. Scholars from Australia, Britain, Germany, and the USA have contributed essays which deal with a broad range of East and West German writers (Biskupek, Grass, Hilbig, Konigsdorf, Maron, Mensching, Walser, Wenzel, and Wolf) as well as with general topics such as literature and the Stasi, and the response to the aftermath of unification to be found in autobiographical writing, lyric poetry, satirical fiction and cabaret texts. For all their diversity, a common thread can be discerned in these writers and the literature they have produced: a concern for the particularity of the East German experience, past and present, and a desire to explore that discrete identity - in both its positive and negative aspects - which stubbomly persisted over a decade in which the citizens of the German Democratic Republic saw themselves, their institutions, and their culture, swept up and consigned to oblivion.

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.

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.

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.