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

Author: Katharina Gerstenberger
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Camden House ; Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : Boydell & Brewer [UK distributor], 2008.
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katharina Gerstenberger
ISBN: 9781571133816 157113381X
OCLC Number: 182738049
Description: x, 209 pages ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Responsibility: Katharina Gerstenberger.
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A study of the "patchwork imaginary" that is postwall Berlin fiction and its significance for the new Germany.  Read more...

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