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Representing the "good German" in literature and culture after 1945 : altruism and moral ambiguity, edited by Pól Ó Dochartaigh and Christiane Schönfeld

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Representing the "good German" in literature and culture after 1945 : altruism and moral ambiguity
Title
Representing the "good German" in literature and culture after 1945
Title remainder
altruism and moral ambiguity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Pól Ó Dochartaigh and Christiane Schönfeld
Title variation
Representing the "Good German" in Literature & Culture after 1945
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
In the aftermath of the Second World War, both the allied occupying powers and the nascent German authorities sought Germans whose record during the war and the Nazi period could serve as a counterpoint to the notion of Germans as evil. That search has never really stopped. In the past few years, we have witnessed a burgeoning of cultural representations of this "other" kind of Third Reich citizen - the "good German" - as opposed to the committed Nazi or genocidal maniac. Such representations have highlighted individuals' choices in favor of dissenting behavior, moral truth, or at the very least civil disobedience. The "good German's" counterhegemonic practice cannot negate or contradict the barbaric reality of Hitler's Germany, but reflects a value system based on humanity and an "other" ideal community. This volume of new essays explores postwar and recent representations of "good Germans" during the Third Reich, analyzing the logic of moral behavior, cultural and moral relativism, and social conformity found in them. It thus draws together discussions of the function and reception of "Good Germans" in Germany and abroad. Contributors: Eoin Bourke, Manuel Bragança, Maeve Cooke, Kevin De Ornellas, Sabine Egger, Joachim Fischer, Coman Hamilton, Jon Hughes, Karina von Lindeiner-Strásky, Alexandra Ludewig, Pól O Dochartaigh, Christiane Schönfeld, Matthias Uecker. Pól O Dochartaigh is Professor of German and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Christiane Schönfeld is Senior Lecturer in German and Head of the Department of German Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
830.9/353
Index
index present
LC call number
PT134.E75
LC item number
R47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Ó Dochartaigh, Pól
  • Schönfeld, Christiane
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  • Literature and morals
  • German literature
  • Germans in literature
  • Germans in motion pictures
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Germany
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Representing the "good German" in literature and culture after 1945 : altruism and moral ambiguity, edited by Pól Ó Dochartaigh and Christiane Schönfeld
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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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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Re-presenting the good German: philosophical reflections / Maeve Cook -- "Görings glorreichste Günstlinge": the portrayal of Wilhelm Furtwängler and Gustaf Gründgens as good Germans in the West German media since 1945 / Karina von Lindeiner-Stráský -- From Hitler's champion to German of the century: on the representation and reinvention of Max Schmeling / Jon Hughes -- Wilhelm Krützfeld and other "good" constables in police station 16 in Hackescher Markt, Berlin / Eoin Burke -- The "good German" between silence and artistic deconstruction of an inhumane world: Johannes Bobrowski's "Mäusefest" and "Der Tänze malige" / Sabine Egger -- Saints and sinners: the good German and her others in Heinrich Böll's Gruppenbild mit Dame / Matthias Uecker -- Being human: good Germans in postwar German film / Christiane Schönfeld -- "The banality of good"?: good Nazis in contemporary German film / Alexandra Ludewig -- Memories of good and evil in Sophie Scholl-die letzten Tage / Coman Hamilton -- Deconstructing the good German in French bestsellers published in the aftermath of the Second World War / Manuel Bragança -- Macbeth, not Henry V: Shakespearean allegory in the construction of Vercor's good German / Kevin de Ornellas -- A good Irish German: in praise of Hugo Hamilton's mother / Joachim Fischer -- Shades of gray: the beginnings of the postwar moral compromise in Joseph Kanon's The good German / Pól Ó Dochartaigh
Control code
CR9781571137876
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571137876
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Representing the "good German" in literature and culture after 1945 : altruism and moral ambiguity, edited by Pól Ó Dochartaigh and Christiane Schönfeld
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
Re-presenting the good German: philosophical reflections / Maeve Cook -- "Görings glorreichste Günstlinge": the portrayal of Wilhelm Furtwängler and Gustaf Gründgens as good Germans in the West German media since 1945 / Karina von Lindeiner-Stráský -- From Hitler's champion to German of the century: on the representation and reinvention of Max Schmeling / Jon Hughes -- Wilhelm Krützfeld and other "good" constables in police station 16 in Hackescher Markt, Berlin / Eoin Burke -- The "good German" between silence and artistic deconstruction of an inhumane world: Johannes Bobrowski's "Mäusefest" and "Der Tänze malige" / Sabine Egger -- Saints and sinners: the good German and her others in Heinrich Böll's Gruppenbild mit Dame / Matthias Uecker -- Being human: good Germans in postwar German film / Christiane Schönfeld -- "The banality of good"?: good Nazis in contemporary German film / Alexandra Ludewig -- Memories of good and evil in Sophie Scholl-die letzten Tage / Coman Hamilton -- Deconstructing the good German in French bestsellers published in the aftermath of the Second World War / Manuel Bragança -- Macbeth, not Henry V: Shakespearean allegory in the construction of Vercor's good German / Kevin de Ornellas -- A good Irish German: in praise of Hugo Hamilton's mother / Joachim Fischer -- Shades of gray: the beginnings of the postwar moral compromise in Joseph Kanon's The good German / Pól Ó Dochartaigh
Control code
CR9781571137876
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571137876
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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