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The wounded self : writing illness in twenty-first-century German literature

Author: Nina Schmidt
Publisher: Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2018.
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
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In the German-speaking world there has been a new wave - intensifying since 2007 - of autobiographically inspired writing on illness and disability, death and dying. Nina Schmidt's book takes such writing seriously as literature, examining how the authors of such personal narratives come to write of their experiences between the poles of cliché and exceptionality. Identifying shortcomings in the approaches taken  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Schmidt, Nina, 1986-
Wounded self.
Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2018
(DLC) 2018008448
(OCoLC)1016941454
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Schmidt
ISBN: 9781787442870 178744287X 9781787443815 1787443817
OCLC Number: 1040072224
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Autofiction, disgust, and trauma: negotiating vulnerable subject positions in Charlotte Roche's Schossgebete --
Looking beyond the self-reflecting the other: staring as a narrative device in Kathrin Schmidt's Du stirbst nicht --
Intertextuality and the transnational in Verena Stefan's Fremdschlafer: writing breast cancer from beyond the border --
Confronting cancer publicly: diary writing in extremis by Christoph Schlingensief and Wolfgang Herrndorf --
Conclusion: "und was dann": recent developments and research desiderata.
Series Title: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Responsibility: Nina Schmidt.

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Takes the recent wave of German autobiographical writing on illness and disability seriously as literature, demonstrating the value of a literary disability studies approach.  Read more...

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