Poetry in the Service of Politics: The Case of Adam Mickiewicz in Communist Poland and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in East Germany by Anna ArtwinskaPoetry in the Service of Politics: The Case of Adam Mickiewicz in Communist Poland and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in East Germany by Anna Artwinska

Poetry in the Service of Politics: The Case of Adam Mickiewicz in Communist Poland and Johann…

byAnna Artwinska

Hardcover | May 26, 2015

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This book analyzes the ideology-based reception of Adam Mickiewicz in Communist Poland and of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in East Germany, the dynamics of that process and the strategies used to exploit the iconic status of the poets for the purpose of reaffirming the legitimacy of the new system. The basic question tackled here concerns the similarities and differences between the Polish and German styles of harnessing poets into the service of politics. These issues are presented in view of the cultural and political life, i.e. public appearances by prominent politicians and culture activists, Marxist history of literature and literary works that ennobled Mickiewicz and Goethe in a hagiographic manner.
Anna Artwinska is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Slavic Literature at the University of Hamburg. Her research interests comprise the study of communism, socialist realism, postcolonial studies, the romantic period in Russian, German and Polish literature and genealogical narratives in Russian and Polish contemporary literat...
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Title:Poetry in the Service of Politics: The Case of Adam Mickiewicz in Communist Poland and Johann…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631629206

ISBN - 13:9783631629208

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Contents: Adam Mickiewicz in the Communist Poland – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in eastern Germany – Marxist Conceptions of Romanticism – Marxist Conceptions of Classism – Romantic Tradition – Cultural Heritage – Communist Censorship – Socialist Realism – Polish-German Relationships.