Coverart for item
The Resource The writers' state : constructing East German literature 1945-1959, Stephen Brockmann

The writers' state : constructing East German literature 1945-1959, Stephen Brockmann

Label
The writers' state : constructing East German literature 1945-1959
Title
The writers' state
Title remainder
constructing East German literature 1945-1959
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Brockmann
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Twenty-five years after the demise of the German Democratic Republic, there is perhaps more scholarship being produced on all aspects of that country than ever. This is true also in the field of literary studies, but especially in English-language literary scholarship there has been a strong imbalance toward a focus on the last three decades of GDR literature. The literature of the earlier GDR has mostly been dismissed or ignored by scholars, as the discontinuities between the early and late GDR have been emphasized over the considerable continuities. This book seeks to redress that state of affairs, examining the literature produced from the very beginnings of what became the GDR through the 1950s. In doing so it applies to GDR literature the insight gained by scholars over the past few decades that the immediate postwar period was more complex, more meaningful, and more rewarding of study than it was long deemed to be. Far from all being mere propaganda or rote socialist realism, the literature of the early GDR has much to tell us about the budding socialist state, even as it goes far in explaining the developments in the later GDR.<BR><BR> Stephen Brockmann is Professor of German at Carnegie Mellon University.<BR><BR>
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brockmann, Stephen
Dewey number
930.9/943109045
Index
index present
LC call number
PT3705
LC item number
.B76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
German literature
Label
The writers' state : constructing East German literature 1945-1959, Stephen Brockmann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Feb 2016)
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: reconstructing East German literature -- Part One: The absence of state (1945): In the zone, 1945 -- Part Two: Constructing the state (1949): Brecht and the battle of the spirits, 1949 -- German culture's will to power, 1949-50 -- Fascinating fascists, 1949-50 -- Part Three: Contesting the state (1953): Typical heroes, 1951-53 -- The danger of optimism, 1953 -- Part Four: The state cracks down (1956) -- The worst of times, 1956-58 -- Literature for adults, 1956-59
Control code
CR9781782046813
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 368 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139535
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The writers' state : constructing East German literature 1945-1959, Stephen Brockmann
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Feb 2016)
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: reconstructing East German literature -- Part One: The absence of state (1945): In the zone, 1945 -- Part Two: Constructing the state (1949): Brecht and the battle of the spirits, 1949 -- German culture's will to power, 1949-50 -- Fascinating fascists, 1949-50 -- Part Three: Contesting the state (1953): Typical heroes, 1951-53 -- The danger of optimism, 1953 -- Part Four: The state cracks down (1956) -- The worst of times, 1956-58 -- Literature for adults, 1956-59
Control code
CR9781782046813
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 368 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571139535
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...