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The Resource We are the machine : the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature, Paul A. Youngman

We are the machine : the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature, Paul A. Youngman

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We are the machine : the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature
Title
We are the machine
Title remainder
the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Youngman
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Language
eng
Summary
Despite our embrace of the sheer utility and productivity it has made possible, the revolution in Information Technology has led to unease about its possible misuse, abuse, and even its eventual domination of humankind. That German culture is not immune to this sense of disquiet is reflected in a broad variety of German-language fiction since the 1940s. This first study of the literary reception of IT in German-speaking lands begins with an analysis of a seminal novel from the beginning of the computer age, Heinrich Hauser's 'Gigant Hirn' (1948), then moves to its primary focus, the literature of the past two decades, ranging from Gerd Heidenreich's 'Die Nacht der Händler' (1995) to Daniel Glattauer's novel 'Gut gegen Nordwind' (2006). Along the way, it analyzes eleven works, including Barbara Frischmuth's novel 'Die Schrift des Freundes' (1998), René Pollesch's drama 'world wide web-slums' (2001), and Günter Grass's novella 'Im Krebsgang' (2003). As wildly different in approach as these works are, each has much to offer this investigation of the imaginary border dividing the human from the technological, a lingering, centuries-old construct created to ease the anxiety that technology has given rise to throughout the ages. Paul A. Youngman is associate professor of German at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Director of the Center for Humanities, Technology, and Science
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Youngman, Paul A
Dewey number
833./.9209356
Index
index present
LC call number
PT749.I64
LC item number
Y68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Information technology in literature
  • German fiction
  • German fiction
  • German fiction
  • Computers in literature
  • Internet in literature
  • Literature and technology
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We are the machine : the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature, Paul A. Youngman
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Losing ground to the machine: electronic brains in the works of Heinrich Hauser and Friedrich Dürrenmatt -- Fearing the machine: two nightmares in the 1990s: Gerd Heindenreich's new riddle of the sphinx and Barbara Frischmuth's hidden meaning -- Becoming the machine: Günther Grass's and Erich Loest's virtual history, René Pollesch's postdramatic imaginings, and "real" cyber-relationships according to Christine Eichel and Daniel Glattauer
Control code
CR9781571137524
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 171 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571137524
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
We are the machine : the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature, Paul A. Youngman
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
Losing ground to the machine: electronic brains in the works of Heinrich Hauser and Friedrich Dürrenmatt -- Fearing the machine: two nightmares in the 1990s: Gerd Heindenreich's new riddle of the sphinx and Barbara Frischmuth's hidden meaning -- Becoming the machine: Günther Grass's and Erich Loest's virtual history, René Pollesch's postdramatic imaginings, and "real" cyber-relationships according to Christine Eichel and Daniel Glattauer
Control code
CR9781571137524
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 171 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571137524
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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