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Phantoms of war in contemporary German literature, films and discourse : the politics of memory

Author: Anne Fuchs
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2008.
Series: New perspectives in German studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the resurgence of family stories in fiction, autobiography and in film, this study challenges the institutional boundaries of Germany's memory culture that have guided and arguably limited German identity debates. The essays included deal with contemporary German literature, heritage films and museum discourse.
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Fuchs, Anne.
Phantoms of war in contemporary German literature, films and discourse.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)604234394
Online version:
Fuchs, Anne.
Phantoms of war in contemporary German literature, films and discourse.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)608498519
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Fuchs
ISBN: 0230554059 9780230554054
OCLC Number: 183928712
Language Note: Text in English and German.
Description: xi, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Family narratives between vernacular and official memory --
Generational conflict and masculinity in Väterliteratur by Christoph Meckel, Uwe Timm, Dagmar Leupold and Ulla Hahn --
Family narratives and postmemory: Günter Grass's Im Krebsgang, Tanja Dücker's Himmelskörper and Marcel Beyer's Spione --
Heimat and territory in Thomas Medicus's In den Augen meines Großvaters and Stephan Wackwitz's Ein unsichtbares Land --
Narrating resistance to the Third Reich: museum discourse, autobiography, fiction and film --
Hitler youth autobiographies: Günter Grass's Beim Häuten der Zwiebel and Joachim Fest's Ich nicht --
Epilogue: Germany as a threshold culture.
Series Title: New perspectives in German studies.
Responsibility: Anne Fuchs.
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Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse offers an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of fundamental shifts in German cultural memory.  Read more...

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