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The Resource We are the machine : the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature, Paul A. Youngman

We are the machine : the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature, Paul A. Youngman

Label
We are the machine : the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature
Title
We are the machine
Title remainder
the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Youngman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
833./.9209356
Index
index present
LC call number
PT749.I64
LC item number
Y68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
Label
We are the machine : the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature, Paul A. Youngman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"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 German-speaking lands begins with an analysis of a seminal novel from the beginning of the computer age, Heinrich Hauser's Gigant Hirn (1948), then moves to its primary focus, the literature of the past two decades, ranging from Gerd Heidenreich's Die Nacht der Händler (1995) to Daniel Glattauer's novel Gut gegen Nordwind (2006). Along the way, it analyzes eleven works, including Barbara Frischmuth's novel Die Schrift des Freundes (1998), René Pollesch's drama world wide web-slums (2001), and Günter Grass's novella Im Krebsgang (2003). As wildly different in approach as these works are, each has much to offer this investigation of the imaginary border dividing the human from the technological, a lingering, centuries-old construct created to ease the anxiety that technology has given rise to throughout the ages"--Publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 171 p.
Isbn
9781571133922
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn303086543
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506488613
Label
We are the machine : the computer, the Internet, and information in contemporary German literature, Paul A. Youngman
Publication
Note
"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 German-speaking lands begins with an analysis of a seminal novel from the beginning of the computer age, Heinrich Hauser's Gigant Hirn (1948), then moves to its primary focus, the literature of the past two decades, ranging from Gerd Heidenreich's Die Nacht der Händler (1995) to Daniel Glattauer's novel Gut gegen Nordwind (2006). Along the way, it analyzes eleven works, including Barbara Frischmuth's novel Die Schrift des Freundes (1998), René Pollesch's drama world wide web-slums (2001), and Günter Grass's novella Im Krebsgang (2003). As wildly different in approach as these works are, each has much to offer this investigation of the imaginary border dividing the human from the technological, a lingering, centuries-old construct created to ease the anxiety that technology has given rise to throughout the ages"--Publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 171 p.
Isbn
9781571133922
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn303086543
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506488613

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