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1870 71 1989 90 by Walter Pape

Title 1870 71 1989 90
Author Walter Pape
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release 2013-08-08
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 388
ISBN 3110870452
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Cambridge History of German Literature by Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly

Title The Cambridge History of German Literature
Author Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2000-06-12
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 632
ISBN 9780521785730
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A history of German literature to 1990, written from a post-Reunification standpoint.

Title Imagining the Age of Goethe in German Literature 1970 2010
Author John David Pizer
Publisher Camden House
Release 2011
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 214
ISBN 1571135170
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Jewish Pasts German Fictions by Jonathan Skolnik

Title Jewish Pasts German Fictions
Author Jonathan Skolnik
Publisher Stanford University Press
Release 2014-03-19
Category History
Total Pages 280
ISBN 0804790590
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Jewish Pasts, German Fictions is the first comprehensive study of how German-Jewish writers used images from the Spanish-Jewish past to define their place in German culture and society. Jonathan Skolnik argues that Jewish historical fiction was a form of cultural memory that functioned as a parallel to the modern, demythologizing project of secular Jewish history writing. What did it imply for a minority to imagine its history in the majority language? Skolnik makes the case that the answer lies in the creation of a German-Jewish minority culture in which historical fiction played a central role. After Hitler's rise to power in 1933, Jewish writers and artists, both in Nazi Germany and in exile, employed images from the Sephardic past to grapple with the nature of fascism, the predicament of exile, and the destruction of European Jewry in the Holocaust. The book goes on to show that this past not only helped Jews to make sense of the nonsense, but served also as a window into the hopes for integration and fears about assimilation that preoccupied German-Jewish writers throughout most of the nineteenth century. Ultimately, Skolnik positions the Jewish embrace of German culture not as an act of assimilation but rather a reinvention of Jewish identity and historical memory.

After Memory by Matthias Schwartz

Title After Memory
Author Matthias Schwartz
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release 2021-06-08
Category Social Science
Total Pages 486
ISBN 3110713837
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Even seventy-five years after the end of World War II, the commemorative cultures surrounding the War and the Holocaust in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe are anything but fixed. The fierce debates on how to deal with the past among the newly constituted nation states in these regions have already received much attention by scholars in cultural and memory studies. The present volume posits that literature as a medium can help us understand the shifting attitudes towards World War II and the Holocaust in post-Communist Europe in recent years. These shifts point to new commemorative cultures shaping up ‘after memory’. Contemporary literary representations of World War II and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe do not merely extend or replace older practices of remembrance and testimony, but reflect on these now defunct or superseded narratives. New narratives of remembrance are conditioned by a fundamentally new social and political context, one that emerged from the devaluation of socialist commemorative rituals and as a response to the loss of private and family memory narratives. The volume offers insights into the diverse literatures of Eastern Europe and their ways of depicting the area’s contested heritage.

Title The Child Witches of Lucerne and Buchau
Author Eveline Hasler
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 2022
Category
Total Pages 194
ISBN 1611463394
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"In her research on witchcraft trials, Swiss writer Eveline Hasler discovered children who were accused of witchcraft and punished by death. With this thought-provoking novel, The Child Witches of Lucerne and Buchau, provides a moving memorial for them, translated from the original German by Waltraud Maierhofer and Jennifer Vanderbeek"--

Title German and Austrian German Historical Thought in the Modern Era
Author Mark E. Blum
Publisher Lexington Books
Release 2019-12-12
Category History
Total Pages 370
ISBN 1498595235
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Every nation develops a narrative structure for thinking about history that is generated by its own historical experience. In this study, the German and Austrian-German “historias”—the way narratives of factual significance are structured as the “story” of events—are shown in their sameness from the late 1600s to the present. This “historia” shapes the emphasis of how meaning is articulated among the historians of a society. The author argues that German and Austrian-German societies would benefit from understanding the constrictions and oversights generated by the narrative style of their traditional historias.

History of the Present by David Roberts

Title History of the Present
Author David Roberts
Publisher Routledge
Release 2020-11-29
Category Social Science
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1000291715
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores the demise of the grand narrative of European modernity. That once commanding narrative located the meaning of the past in the present and the meaning of the present in an ever-receding future. Today, instead, the present defines both the past and the future. The ‘contemporary’ has replaced ‘modern’ and ‘post-modern’ self-understandings. The times of the past and the future have been transformed into versions of ‘now’ while the present has acquired its own history. History of the Present describes the emergence of this ‘contemporary’ historical consciousness across a wide spectrum of cultural phenomena ranging from historiography to heritage and museum studies, and from the globalization of the novel to the rise of science fiction. The culture of the ‘contemporary’ appears particularly clearly in the merging of high and low culture along with art and fashion. This book will appeal to scholars of sociology, cultural and social theory, museum and heritage studies, and literary history and criticism.

Title The Culturally Complex Individual
Author Rachel Kirby
Publisher Bucknell University Press
Release 1999
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 203
ISBN 9780838753934
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines Werfel's concerns regarding the status and possibilities of individual identity. It follows Werfel's changing views on identity as he explored different community identifications.