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Writers and Politics in Germany 1945-2008
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Camden House
Publication date January 15, 2009
Pages 239
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781571134011
ISBN-10 1571134018
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $75.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: George Orwell said that all writing is political; but the writers of some nations and some periods are more political than others. German writers after 1945 have exemplified such heightened politicization, and this book considers their contribution to the democratic development of Germany by looking principally at their directly political, non-fictional writings. It pays particular attention to writers and the student movement of the 1960s and '70s, when some proclaimed the death of literature and called for a turn to direct political action. Yet writers in both parts of Germany gradually came to identify with their respective states, even if the idea of one Germany never entirely disappeared. The unification of 1989-1990, in which this idea astonishingly became reality, posed a major (and some would say unmet) challenge to writers in both East and West. After looking at this period of intense political activities, the book considers the continuing East/West division and changing attitudes to the Nazi past, asking whether the intellectual climate has swung to the right. It also asks to what extent political involvement has been a generational project for the immediate postwar generation and is less important for younger writers who see the Federal Republic as a "normal" democratic state. Stuart Parkes is Emeritus Professor of German from the University of Sunderland (UK).

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9781571134011 | details & prices | 239 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $75.00
About: George Orwell said that all writing is political; but the writers of some nations and some periods are more political than others.
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Reprint edition from Camden House (August 1, 2013); titled "Writers and Politics in Germany, 1945-2008"
9781571135803 | details & prices | 239 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $29.95

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