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The representation of war in German literature : from 1800 to the present

Author: Elisabeth Krimmer
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The history of literature about war is marked by a fundamental paradox: although war forms the subject of countless novels, dramas, poems, and films, it is often conceived as indescribable. Even as many writers strive towards an ideal of authenticity, they maintain that no representation can do justice to the terror and violence of war. Readings of Schiller, Kleist, Jünger, Remarque, Grass, Böll, Handke, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Günter Grass; Elfriede Jelinek; Heinrich Böll; Ernst Jünger; Erich Maria Remarque; Peter Handke; Heinrich von Kleist; Friedrich Schiller
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Krimmer
ISBN: 9780521198028 052119802X
OCLC Number: 503072929
Description: ix, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars : overview --
3. War and the sublime : Schiller --
4. War and terror : Kleist --
5. The First World War : overview --
6. War and myth : Jünger --
7. War and the body : Remarque --
8. The Second World War : overview --
9. War and victimization : Böll --
10. War and accountability : Grass --
11. Yugoslavia and Iraq : overview --
12. War and peace : Handke --
13. War and the media : Jelinek --
14. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Elisabeth Krimmer.
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Spanning the period from the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars to the recent wars in Yugoslavia and Iraq, this book presents readings of major German writers from Schiller and Kleist to Grass and  Read more...


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