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The Resource German life writing in the twentieth century, edited by Birgit Dahlke, Dennis Tate, and Roger Woods

German life writing in the twentieth century, edited by Birgit Dahlke, Dennis Tate, and Roger Woods

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German life writing in the twentieth century
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German life writing in the twentieth century
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edited by Birgit Dahlke, Dennis Tate, and Roger Woods
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Summary
"Life writing," a genre classification increasingly accepted among scholars of literature and other disciplines, encompasses not just autobiography and biography, but also memoirs, diaries, letters, and interviews. Whether produced as events unfolded or long after the event, all forms of life writing are attempts by individuals to make sense of their experiences. In many such texts, the authors reassess their lives against the background of a broader public debate about the past. This book of essays examines German life writing after major turning points in twentieth-century German history: the First World War, the Nazi era, the postwar division of Germany, and the collapse of socialism and German unification. The volume is distinctive because it combines an overview of academic approaches to the study of life writing with a set of German-language case studies. In this respect it goes further than existing studies, which often present life-writing material without indicating how it might fit into our broader understanding of a particular culture or historical period. Contributors: Rebecca Braun, Magnus Brechtken, Holger Brohm, Birgit Dahlke, Pauline Eyre, Mary Fulbrook, Ute Hirsekorn, Sara Jones, J.J. Long, Anne Peiter, Joanne Sayner, Dennis Tate, Roger Woods. Birgit Dahlke is Professor of German Literature at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany; Dennis Tate is Emeritus Professor of German Studies at the University of Bath, UK; Roger Woods is Professor of German and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, UK
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non fiction
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Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
German life writing in the twentieth century, edited by Birgit Dahlke, Dennis Tate, and Roger Woods
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German life writing in the twentieth century, edited by Birgit Dahlke, Dennis Tate, and Roger Woods
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7722/j.ctt14brsp7
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction: the purposes and problems of German life writing in the twentieth century / Roger Woods -- Life writing and writing lives: ego documents in historical perspective / Mary Fulbrook -- From Erlebnis to Erinnerung: rereading soldiers' letters and photographs from the First World War / Holger Brohm -- From the physiognomy of the Great War to the dangerous moment: Ernst Junger, photography, autobiography, and modernity / J.J. Long -- Persuasive illusions of the self: Albert Speer's life writing and public discourse about Germany's Nazi past / Magnus Brechtken -- The shoah before the shoah: the literary technique of allusion in Elias Canetti's autobiography / Anne Peiter -- "Ich schame mich meiner augen" (I'm ashamed of my eyes): photography and autobiographical identities in Grete Weil's Leb ich denn, wenn andere leben / Joanne Sayner -- "Mich in variationen erzahlen": Gunter Grass and the ethics of autobiography / Rebecca Braun -- Voyeurism? autobiographies by children of the perpetrators: Niklas Frank's Der Vater: Eine abrechnung (1987) and Meine deutsche mutter (2005) / Birgit Dahlke -- Dismembering the past, remembering the self: an interrogation of disability narratives by Luise Habel and Christa Reinig / Pauline Eyre -- "Schicht um schicht" -- the evolution of Fred Wander's life writing project in the GDR era and beyond / Dennis Tate -- Thought patterns and explanatory strategies in the life writing of high-ranking GDR party officials after the wende / Ute Hirsekorn -- "Ein reines phantasieprodukt" or "hostile biography"? Gunter de Bruyn's Vierzig jahre and the Stasi files / Sara Jones
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