The Resource Childness and the Writing of the German Past : Tropes of Childhood in Contemporary German Literature, Nora Maguire

Childness and the Writing of the German Past : Tropes of Childhood in Contemporary German Literature, Nora Maguire

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Childness and the Writing of the German Past : Tropes of Childhood in Contemporary German Literature
Title
Childness and the Writing of the German Past
Title remainder
Tropes of Childhood in Contemporary German Literature
Statement of responsibility
Nora Maguire
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the depiction of childhood and the Nazi German past in post-1989 German literature. Focusing on the work of W.G. Sebald, Marcel Beyer, Martin Walser and Dieter Forte, the study analyses how these authors employ tropes and myths of childhood in their engagements with Germany's National Socialist past, including the remembrance and representation of the Holocaust, German suffering and trauma, and the National Socialist 'everyday'. Their works are thus read as points of contact between the politics of the German past and the cultural construction of childhood. The term 'childne
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Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
809.93352054
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.5.C48
LC item number
.M348 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in modern German and Austrian literature
Series volume
v. 1
Label
Childness and the Writing of the German Past : Tropes of Childhood in Contemporary German Literature, Nora Maguire
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: Childness and the Discursive Landscapes of the 'New' Federal Republic; Part I Progress and Exculpation; Chapter 1 The Tabula Rasa and the Innocent Eye in Dieter Forte's Der Junge mit den blutigen Schuhen; Chapter 2 Childness and the 'New Right': Martin Walser's Ein springender Brunnen; Part II The Fascination of Innocence: Desire, Death and the Adult Gaze; Chapter 3 The Violence of Innocence in Marcel Beyer's Flughunde; Chapter 4 'Enchanted Hunters': Paedophilic Motifs in the Work of W.G. Sebald
  • Chapter 5 Innocence, Death and Sebald's Structures of MourningPart III Childness and the Literary Construction of Memory; Chapter 6 Intimations of Mortality: Childhood Memory and the Child's Perspective in Sebald's 'Il ri; Chapter 7 The Dream of Wholeness: Childness, Memory and Subjectivity in Austerlitz; Conclusion: Childness and the Poetics of Persuasion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn876044200
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783034308809
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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587129
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.b3030605x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876044200
  • pebcs1306558786

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