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The novel in German since 1990

Author: Stuart Taberner
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Diversity is one of the defining characteristics of contemporary German-language literature, not just in terms of the variety of authors writing in German today, but also in relation to theme, form, technique and style. However, common themes emerge: the Nazi past, transnationalism, globalisation, migration, religion and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and identity. This book presents the novel in German since  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Taberner
ISBN: 9780521192378 0521192374
OCLC Number: 716069525
Description: viii, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the novel in German since 1990 / Stuart Taberner --
Robert Schindel's Gebürtig (Born-Where) / Helmut Schmitz --
Günter Grass's Ein weites Feld (Too Far Afield) / Rebecca Braun --
Thomas Brussig's Helden wie wir (Heroes Like Us) / Anna Saunders --
Christa Wolf's Medea: Stimmen (Medea: A Modern Retelling) / Georgina Paul --
Zafer Şenocak's Gefährliche Verwandschaft (Perilous Kinship) / Moray McGowan --
Monika Maron's Endmoränen (End Moraines) / Katharina Gerstenberger --
Martin Walser's Ein springender Brunnen (A Gushing Fountain) / Kathrin Schödel --
Michael Kleeberg's Ein Garten im Norden (A Garden in the North) / Stephen Brockmann --
Christian Kracht's Faserland (Frayed-Land) / Julian Preece --
Elfriede Jelinek's Gier (Greed) / Helen Finch --
Karen Duve's Dies ist kein Liebeslied (This is Not a Love-Song) / Alison Lewis --
Herta Müller's Herztier (The Land of Green Plums) / Lyn Marven --
W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz / Mary Cosgove --
Walter Kempowski's Alles umsonst (All for Nothing) / Karina Berger --
F.C. Delius's Mein Jahr als Mörder (My Year as a Murderer) / Anne Fuchs --
Yadé Kara's Selam Berlin / Petra Fachinger --
Daniel Kehlmann's Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring the World) / Stuart Taberner --
Günter Grass's Beim Häuten der Zwiebel (Peeling the Onion) / Monika Shafi.
Responsibility: edited by Stuart Taberner.


Explores the diversity of the post-1990 novel in German through readings of international bestsellers and less familiar texts.  Read more...
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'... a volume for which one would wish a readership as attentive as its contributors are perspicacious.' David Midgley, Modern Language Review

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