The Resource Humor, satire, and identity : eastern German literature in the 1990s, Jill E. Twark

Humor, satire, and identity : eastern German literature in the 1990s, Jill E. Twark

Label
Humor, satire, and identity : eastern German literature in the 1990s
Title
Humor, satire, and identity
Title remainder
eastern German literature in the 1990s
Statement of responsibility
Jill E. Twark
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This is the first book in English to explore the Eastern German literary trend of the 1990s employing humor and satire to come to terms with socialism's failure and a difficult unification process. The ten novels in this survey include works by Brussig, Schulze, and Hensel. These popular, contemporary texts help define Germany today from a specific, East German perspective. Grounded in politics and history, the texts are analyzed for their literary aesthetics, cultural critiques, and socio-political insights. Several original author interviews are appended as primary sources
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
830.9/00914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT851
LC item number
.T93 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Humor, satire, and identity : eastern German literature in the 1990s, Jill E. Twark
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-471)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Humor and satire as responses to the Wende -- The comic survivor : self-irony and defensiveness in the post-Wende transition -- Thomas Rosenlöcher's Die Wiederentdeckung des Gehens beim Wandern -- Bernd Schirmer's Schlehweins Giraffe -- Jens Sparschuh's Der Zimmerspringbrunnen -- The picaresque as a means to reckon with the GDR -- Thomas Brussig's Helden wie wir -- Bashing Christa Wolf : Brussig's attacks on GDR intellectuals, women, and Ostalgie -- Matthias Biskupek's Der Quotensachse -- Reinhard Ulbrich's Spur der Broiler -- Regional identities and family feuds under the microscope of ironic realism -- Erich Loest's Katerfrühstück -- Ingo Schulze's Simple storys -- Grotesque configurations of body, language, and narrative as expressions of trauma and refractory identities -- Volker Braun's Der Wendehals -- Kerstin Hensel's Gipshut -- Building an Eastern German identity by sustaining and subverting past and present German society -- Interview with Bernd Schirmer -- Interview with Matthias Biskupek -- Interview with Thomas Rosenlöcher -- Interview with Jens Sparschuh -- Interview with Reinhard Ulbrich
Control code
ocn608523727
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 471 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110958140
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b32104893
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)608523727
  • pebcs3110958147
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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