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The Resource Writing the new Berlin : the German capital in post-Wall literature, Katharina Gerstenberger

Writing the new Berlin : the German capital in post-Wall literature, Katharina Gerstenberger

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Writing the new Berlin : the German capital in post-Wall literature
Title
Writing the new Berlin
Title remainder
the German capital in post-Wall literature
Statement of responsibility
Katharina Gerstenberger
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Language
eng
Summary
The wall was still coming down when critics began to call for the great Berlin novel that could explain what was happening to Germany and the Germans. Such a novel never appeared. Instead, writers have created a patchwork imaginary - in the form of about 300 works of fiction set in Berlin - of a city and a nation whose identity collapsed virtually overnight. Contributors to this literary collage include established writers like Peter Schneider and Christa Wolf, young authors like Tanja Dückers and Ingo Schramm, German-Turkish authors Zafer Senocak and Yadé Kara, and the Austrians Kathrin Röggla and Marlene Streeruwitz. The non-arrival of the great Berlin novel marks the reorientation in German culture and literature that is the focus of this study: the experience of unification was too diverse, too postmodern, too influenced by global developments to be captured by one novel. Berlin literature of the postunification decade is marked by ambiguity: change is linked to questions of historical continuity; postmodern simulation finds its counterpart in a quest for authenticity; and the assimilation of Germanness into European and global contexts is both liberation and loss. This book pursues a nuanced understanding of the search for new ways to tell the story of Germany's past and of its importance for the formation of a new German identity. Katharina Gerstenberger is associate professor of German at the University of Cincinnati
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UkCbUP
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1961-
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Gerstenberger, Katharina
Dewey number
830.9/35843155
Index
index present
LC call number
PT3807.B3
LC item number
G47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • German literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • National characteristics, German, in literature
  • German literature
  • Social change
  • Berlin (Germany)
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Writing the new Berlin : the German capital in post-Wall literature, Katharina Gerstenberger
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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
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: newness and its discontents: Berlin literature in the 1990s and beyond -- Erotic sites: sexual topographies after the Wall -- Bodies and borders: the monsters of Berlin -- Multicultural Germans and Jews of many cultures: imagining "Jewish Berlin" -- Goodbye to East Berlin -- Looking for perspectives: the construction at Potsdamer Platz
Control code
CR9781571138101
Extent
1 online resource (x, 209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571138101
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Writing the new Berlin : the German capital in post-Wall literature, Katharina Gerstenberger
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: newness and its discontents: Berlin literature in the 1990s and beyond -- Erotic sites: sexual topographies after the Wall -- Bodies and borders: the monsters of Berlin -- Multicultural Germans and Jews of many cultures: imagining "Jewish Berlin" -- Goodbye to East Berlin -- Looking for perspectives: the construction at Potsdamer Platz
Control code
CR9781571138101
Extent
1 online resource (x, 209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571138101
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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