Writers and Politics in West Germany

1st Edition

K. Stuart Parkes

Routledge
Published February 12, 2020
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780367856205 - CAT# K459255
Series: Routledge Library Editions: German Literature

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Summary

Originally published in 1986, this book is an interpretative survey of the development of political writing in the former Federal Republic of Germany. It illustrates how intertwined writing is with politics, whether by the political commitment of writers like Grass or the analysis of Böll, by the exclusion of writers from political debate under Adenauer or their insistence on involvement in the years of the SPD. So many themes central to German life are themselves political – the division of the German state, the interpretation of the German character, the Green Movement. This wide-ranging and thorough study discusses a central issue of European politics and culture.

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