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The Modern Restoration

Stephen Parker

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ISBN 10: 3110181134 / ISBN 13: 9783110181135
Published by De Gruyter, 2004
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Title: The Modern Restoration

Publisher: De Gruyter

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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This book seeks to move twentieth-century German literary history away from its stubbornly persistent reliance on the political turning-points of 1933 and 1945. In the first part of the book, the authors analyze a synchronic corpus of literary journals, identifying a restorative aesthetic mood in the years 1930-1960 which persists across political date boundaries. In the second part, the careers of five writers are considered diachronically against this prevailing restorative climate: Gottfried Benn, Johannes R. Becher, Bertolt Brecht, GŁnter Eich, and Peter Huchel. Combining these two approaches, the authors show that a fresh perspective that challenges established literary-historical periodisations can shed light on the common cultural and aesthetic ground shared by writers, editors and critics across the ideological divides of the era.


<p>&quot;Es ist dem verdienstvollen Band, der in minuti&ouml;ser Auseinandersetzung mit einem verschollenen Forschungsstrang erarbeitet wurde, zu w&uuml;nschen, da&szlig; er eine dringend gebotene Neuverhandlung der Literaturgeschichte des mittleren 20.Jahrhunderts auch in der internationalen Germanistik ausl&ouml;st, die den sozialhistorischen und medialen Besonderheiten dieser Phase verpflichtet bleibt.&quot;<br /><em>Gustav Frank/Stefan Scherer in: IASL-online 2006 </em><em>http: //</em></p> <p>&quot;<em>The Modern Restoration</em> offers a very valuable perspective on the micro- and macrodebates in this period of massive upheaval.&quot;<br /><em>Mark Elliott in: Modern Language Review 2/2006</em></p> <p>&quot;<em>The Modern Restoration</em> is a fascinating investigation of selected journals and authors.&quot;<br /><em>Lynn M. Kutch in: German Studies Review 3/2006</em></p> <p>&quot;This book is a valuable contribution to discussions about the periodization of German literature.&quot;<br /><em>Stephen Brockmann in: German Quarterly 4/2005</em></p>

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