Writing Without Taboos: The New East German Literature

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Berg Publishers, Jan 30, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 258 pages
This book assesses the achievements of East German writers, placing their work in the context of the vicissitudes of cultural politics and East-West relations. It identifies the major themes of East German literature, such as the search for self-realisation, the questioning of official assumptions on the achievements of 'real socialism', and a concern to view the GDR in the framework of its own past as well as that which it shares with its Western neighbour.

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Writers Politicians and Taboos
29
Beyond Formalism
61
Difficulties Crossing the Plain 165
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