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The Resource German literary culture at the zero hour, Stephen Brockmann

German literary culture at the zero hour, Stephen Brockmann

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German literary culture at the zero hour
Title
German literary culture at the zero hour
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Brockmann
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, German intellectuals and writers were forced to confront perhaps the most difficult complex of problems ever faced by modern intellectuals in the western world: the complete defeat and devastation of their country, the crimes of the Hitler dictatorship, the onset of the Cold War, and ultimately the political division of the nation. To a large extent these debates took place in literature and literary discourse, and they continue to have pressing relevance for Germany today, when the country is rediscovering and exploring this previously neglected period in literature and film. Yet the period has been neglected in scholarship, and is little understood; for the first time in English, this book offers a systematic overview of the hotly contested intellectual debates of this period: the problem of German guilt, the question of the return of literary and political émigrés such as Thomas Mann, the relevance of the cultural tradition of German humanism for the postwar period, the threat of nihilism, the politicization of literature, and the status of German young people who had been indoctrinated by the Nazis. Stephen Brockmann challenges the received wisdom that the immediate postwar period in Germany was intellectually barren, characterized primarily by silence on the major issues of the day; he reveals, in addition to attempts to obfuscate those issues, a German intellectual-and literary-world characterized by an often high level of dialogue and debate. Stephen Brockmann is professor of German at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the recipient of the 2007 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies/Humanities
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UkCbUP
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Brockmann, Stephen
Dewey number
830.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PT405
LC item number
.B683 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • German literature
  • Literature and society
  • Authors, German
  • Germany
Label
German literary culture at the zero hour, Stephen Brockmann
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the zero hour -- The consciousness of German guilt -- The writer, the conscience, and absolute presence -- Two kinds of emigration -- The property of the nation -- Yogis and commissars -- A German generation gap? -- The darkening of consciousness -- Postscript: revisiting the zero hour
Control code
CR9781571136527
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132987
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
German literary culture at the zero hour, Stephen Brockmann
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the zero hour -- The consciousness of German guilt -- The writer, the conscience, and absolute presence -- Two kinds of emigration -- The property of the nation -- Yogis and commissars -- A German generation gap? -- The darkening of consciousness -- Postscript: revisiting the zero hour
Control code
CR9781571136527
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132987
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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