The Child's View of the Third Reich in German Literature
The Eye Among the Blind
By (author) Debbie Pinfold
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Child's View of the Third Reich in German Literature by Debbie Pinfold
Book DescriptionThis book examines the ways in which German authors have used the child's perspective to present the Third Reich. It considers how children at this time were brought up and educated to accept unquestioningly National Socialist ideology, and thus questions the possibility of a traditional naive perspective on these events. Authors as diverse as Gunter Grass, Siegfried Lenz, and Christa Wolf, together with many less well-known writers, have all used this perspective, and this raises the question as to why it is such a popular means of confronting the enormity of the Third Reich. This study asks whether this perspective is an evasive strategy, a means of gaining new insights into the period, or a means of discovering a new language which had not been tainted by Nazism. This raises and addresses issues central to a post-war aesthetic in German writing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199245659
(225mm x 145mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Debbie Pinfold
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Exploring the ways in which the GDR has been remembered since its demise in 1989/90, this volume asks how memory of the former state continues to shape contemporary Germany. Its contributors offer multiple perspectives on the GDR and offer new insights into the complex relationship between past and present.
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Author Biography - Debbie Pinfold
Debbie Pinfold is Lecturer in German, Brasenose and Merton Colleges, Oxford
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