Karl Krolow and the poetics of amnesia in postwar Germany (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Karl Krolow and the poetics of amnesia in postwar Germany

Karl Krolow and the poetics of amnesia in postwar Germany

Author: Neil H Donahue
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2002.
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This study locates for the first time the hidden thread that runs through Krolow's work: his uneasy relationship to the recent German past. During the entire postwar period, he engaged his technical virtuosity as a poet in a stunning avoidance of historical content, both Germany's and his own. He never addressed publicly his own activities in the Third Reich and during the war: this study examines for the first  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Karl Krolow; Karl Krolow; Karl Krolow; Karl Krolow
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil H Donahue
ISBN: 1571132511 9781571132512
OCLC Number: 49247176
Description: xii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Karl Krolow's Relation to the Past --
The Poetics of Amnesia --
1. The Early Career (1940-1943): The Writer and the Regime --
2. Blute und Boden: Inner Emigration in the Uncollected Poems (1940-1945) --
3. Cornerstone of a Career: Hochgelobtes, gutes Leben! (1943) --
4. The Postwar Period: Trials and Tribulations --
5. A New Start (The Late Forties) --
6. Modernism in a New Key (The Fifties) --
7. Professions of an Apolitical Man (The Sixties) --
8. The Vanishing Point of History (The Seventies) --
9. Comparative Contexts.
Series Title: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Responsibility: Neil H. Donahue.


New view of the prominent German poet, with new research on his activities during the Nazi period and his pre-1945 poetry.  Read more...


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Donahue provides important biographical information for the period up to Krolow's 'de-Nazification.' His interpretations of the early works is convincing. * LITERATURKRITIK.DE * Donahue not only Read more...

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