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The Resource Germans as victims in the literary fiction of the Berlin Republic, edited by Stuart Taberner and Karina Berger

Germans as victims in the literary fiction of the Berlin Republic, edited by Stuart Taberner and Karina Berger

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Germans as victims in the literary fiction of the Berlin Republic
Title
Germans as victims in the literary fiction of the Berlin Republic
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stuart Taberner and Karina Berger
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
830.9/352931
Index
index present
LC call number
PT405
LC item number
.G4585 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
Label
Germans as victims in the literary fiction of the Berlin Republic, edited by Stuart Taberner and Karina Berger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"In recent years it has become much more accepted in Germany to consider aspects of the Second World War in which Germans were not perpetrators, but victims: the Allied bombing campaign, expulsions of "ethnic" Germans, mass rapes of German women, and postwar internment and persecution. An explosion of literary fiction on these topics has accompanied this trend. Sebald's The Air War and Literature and Grass's Crabwalk are key texts, but there are many others; the great majority seek not to revise German responsibility for the Holocaust but to balance German victimhood and German perpetration. This book of essays is the first in English to examine closely the variety of these texts. An opening section on the 1950s -- a decade of intense literary engagement with German victimhood before the focus shifted to German perpetration -- provides context, drawing parallels but also noting differences between the immediate postwar period and today. The second section focuses on key texts written since the mid-1990s shifts in perspectives on the Nazi past, on perpetration and victimhood, on "ordinary Germans, " and on the balance between historical empathy and condemnation. Contributors: Karina Berger, Elizabeth Boa, Stephen Brockmann, David Clarke, Mary Cosgrove, Rick Crownshaw, Helen Finch, Frank Finlay, Katharina Hall, Colette Lawson, Caroline Schaumann, Helmut Schmitz, Kathrin Schödel, and Stuart Taberner"--Publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 259 p.
Isbn
9781571133939
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn234439336
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn373875249
Label
Germans as victims in the literary fiction of the Berlin Republic, edited by Stuart Taberner and Karina Berger
Publication
Note
"In recent years it has become much more accepted in Germany to consider aspects of the Second World War in which Germans were not perpetrators, but victims: the Allied bombing campaign, expulsions of "ethnic" Germans, mass rapes of German women, and postwar internment and persecution. An explosion of literary fiction on these topics has accompanied this trend. Sebald's The Air War and Literature and Grass's Crabwalk are key texts, but there are many others; the great majority seek not to revise German responsibility for the Holocaust but to balance German victimhood and German perpetration. This book of essays is the first in English to examine closely the variety of these texts. An opening section on the 1950s -- a decade of intense literary engagement with German victimhood before the focus shifted to German perpetration -- provides context, drawing parallels but also noting differences between the immediate postwar period and today. The second section focuses on key texts written since the mid-1990s shifts in perspectives on the Nazi past, on perpetration and victimhood, on "ordinary Germans, " and on the balance between historical empathy and condemnation. Contributors: Karina Berger, Elizabeth Boa, Stephen Brockmann, David Clarke, Mary Cosgrove, Rick Crownshaw, Helen Finch, Frank Finlay, Katharina Hall, Colette Lawson, Caroline Schaumann, Helmut Schmitz, Kathrin Schödel, and Stuart Taberner"--Publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 259 p.
Isbn
9781571133939
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn234439336
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn373875249

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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