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The Resource Shifting perspectives : East German autobiographical narratives before and after the end of the GDR, Dennis Tate

Shifting perspectives : East German autobiographical narratives before and after the end of the GDR, Dennis Tate

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Shifting perspectives : East German autobiographical narratives before and after the end of the GDR
Title
Shifting perspectives
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East German autobiographical narratives before and after the end of the GDR
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Dennis Tate
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Language
eng
Summary
A striking feature of today's German literature is the survival of an East German subculture characterized by its authors' self-reflexive concern with their own lives, not only in texts labeled as autobiography but also those in the more ambiguous territory of what Christa Wolf has called 'subjective authenticity.' Dennis Tate provides the first detailed account of this phenomenon: its origins in the 1930s' exile debates, its evolution during the GDR's lifespan, and its manifestations in the work of five East German authors still widely read today: Brigitte Reimann, Franz Fühmann, Stefan Heym, Günter de Bruyn, and Christa Wolf. Tate shows how the preoccupation with self arose from the unusually turbulent circumstances in which this generation has lived. Having succumbed early to the temptation to simplify their life stories for misguided educational purposes, these authors have repeatedly reconstructed their personal and political identities as their perspectives on the past have shifted. Tate shows the importance of viewing their autobiographical writing as a multilayered historical process, exposing problems with canonical accounts of East German literature and enabling texts published under GDR censorship to be properly appreciated for the first time. Dennis Tate is Professor of German Studies at the University of Bath, UK
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UkCbUP
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Tate, Dennis
Dewey number
830.9/943109045
Index
index present
LC call number
PT3723.5.A8
LC item number
T37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • German prose literature
  • German prose literature
  • Autobiographical fiction, German
  • Autobiographical memory in literature
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Shifting perspectives : East German autobiographical narratives before and after the end of the GDR, Dennis Tate
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Autobiographical writing in the East German context and beyond -- Brigitte Reimann: the constraints of first-person fiction -- Franz Fühmann: the deconstruction of an "exemplary" biography -- Stefan Heym: strategies of self-concealment in fictional and autobiographical mode -- Günter de Bruyn: from the "lies" of fiction to the "truth" of autobiography? -- Christa Wolf: "subjective authenticity" in practice: an evolving
Control code
CR9781571137043
Extent
1 online resource (267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571133724
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Shifting perspectives : East German autobiographical narratives before and after the end of the GDR, Dennis Tate
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
Autobiographical writing in the East German context and beyond -- Brigitte Reimann: the constraints of first-person fiction -- Franz Fühmann: the deconstruction of an "exemplary" biography -- Stefan Heym: strategies of self-concealment in fictional and autobiographical mode -- Günter de Bruyn: from the "lies" of fiction to the "truth" of autobiography? -- Christa Wolf: "subjective authenticity" in practice: an evolving
Control code
CR9781571137043
Extent
1 online resource (267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571133724
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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