Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse: The Politics of Memory

Paperback | January 9, 2008

byA. Fuchs

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:January 9, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230279651

ISBN - 13:9780230279650

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A CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE "This study is a useful contribution to the field, achieving its dual aims of presenting both an analysis of representative works and a synopsis of recent debates... The engagement with both content and form, both 'generation' and genres, makes this a rewarding study. Scholars and students alike will benefit." —Ben Hutchinson in SAGE "The texts chosen and examined by Anne Fuchs work well together to explicate and think further the recent developments in the cultural politics of memory... This book would also be useful for classroom discussions on German memory contests, as it addresses the relevant theories and significant secondary sources, offers a comprehensive bibliography and an index, and provides English translations of all original German quotes. Anne Fuchs's monograph exemplifies German Studies as it is practiced outside of Germany at its best and is a welcome addition to the expansive field of cultural memory. It contributes significantly to our understanding of the most recent cultural responses to Germany's Nazi past and the continuous shaping of contemporary German national identites. The recent award of 'Outstanding Academic Title' 2009 by CHOICE magazine to Fuchs's monograph does not come as a surprise." —Christina Schonfeld, National University of Ireland, Galway "This well-researched and innovative study pulls together many of the topical threads of postunification interest in the enduring question of Germans as victims... Fuchs treats an amorphous subject matter with authority and cogency and makes a significant contribution to the study of literature and film that treats the Nazi past from a postunification perspective." —Gary L. Baker, Denison University