The Resource Writers and politics in Germany, 1945-2008, Stuart Parkes, (electronic resource)

Writers and politics in Germany, 1945-2008, Stuart Parkes, (electronic resource)

Label
Writers and politics in Germany, 1945-2008
Title
Writers and politics in Germany, 1945-2008
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Parkes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"George Orwell said that all writing is political; but the writers of some nations and some periods are more political than others. German writers after 1945 have exemplified such heightened politicization, and this book considers their contribution to the democratic development of Germany by looking principally at their directly political, non-fictional writings. It pays particular attention to writers and the student movement of the 1960s and '70s, when some proclaimed the death of literature and called for a turn to direct political action. Yet writers in both parts of Germany gradually came to identify with their respective states, even if the idea of one Germany never entirely disappeared. The unification of 1989-1990, in which this idea astonishingly became reality, posed a major (and some would say unmet) challenge to writers in both East and West. After looking at this period of intense political activities, the book considers the continuing East/West division and changing attitudes to the Nazi past, asking whether the intellectual climate has swung to the right. It also asks to what extent political involvement has been a generational project for the immediate postwar generation and is less important for younger writers who see the Federal Republic as a "normal" democratic state"--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
830.9/35843087
Index
index present
LC call number
PT405
LC item number
.P3398 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
Label
Writers and politics in Germany, 1945-2008, Stuart Parkes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-227) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
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
The aftermath of war and the new beginning -- The 1950s : the deepening division -- The 1960s: taking sides -- A West German interlude : writers and politics at the time of the student movement -- The 1970s : writers on the defensive -- The 1980s : on the threshold -- Intermezzo : writers and the unification process -- Segue : political and literary developments since Unification -- East and West -- New views on the past -- A swing to the Right?
Control code
ocn670429842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571137548
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt235rp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b32204401
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670429842
  • jstor1571137548

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