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We are the machine : the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature

Author: Paul A Youngman
Publisher: Suffolk Boydell et Brewer 2009
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite our embrace of the sheer utility and productivity it has made possible, the revolution in Information Technology has led to unease about its possible misuse, abuse, and even its eventual domination of humankind. That German culture is not immune to this sense of disquiet is reflected in a broad variety of German-language fiction since the 1940s. This first study of the literary reception of IT in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Youngman, Paul A., 1965
We are the machine
Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2009
XIII, 171 S.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Youngman
ISBN: 9781571137524 1571137521 9781571133922 1571133925
OCLC Number: 967412050
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 171 pages)
Contents: Losing ground to the machine: electronic brains in the works of Heinrich Hauser and Friedrich Dürrenmatt --
Fearing the machine: two nightmares in the 1990s: Gerd Heindenreich's new riddle of the sphinx and Barbara Frischmuth's hidden meaning --
Becoming the machine: Günther Grass's and Erich Loest's virtual history, René Pollesch's postdramatic imaginings, and "real" cyber-relationships according to Christine Eichel and Daniel Glattauer.
Responsibility: Paul A. Youngman.

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An investigation of attitudes toward -- and unease with -- Information Technology, as reflected in recent German-language literature.  Read more...

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An astute study of literary and cultural responses to information technologies. TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE The author investigates the border between the human and the technological -- a border that he Read more...

 
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