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Inscription and rebellion : illness and the symptomatic body in East German literature / Sonja E. Klocke.

By: Klocke, Sonja E [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture: Publisher: Rochester, New York : Camden House, [2015]Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782046448; 1782046445.Subject(s): German literature -- Germany (East) -- History and criticism | Diseases in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inscription and Rebellion : Illness and the Symptomatic Body in East German LiteratureDDC classification: 830.9/356109431 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1: Disease, Death, and Desire Pre-1989: Christa Wolf's Symptomatic GDR Bodies; 2: Christa Wolf's Goodbye to Socialism?: Illness, Healing, and Faith since 1990; 3: Retrospective Imagination in Post-GDR Literature: Gender, Violence, and Politics in Medical Discourses; 4: Haunted in Post-Wall Germany: Sickness, Symptomatic Bodies, and the Specters of the GDR; Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1: Disease, Death, and Desire Pre-1989: Christa Wolf's Symptomatic GDR Bodies; 2: Christa Wolf's Goodbye to Socialism?: Illness, Healing, and Faith since 1990; 3: Retrospective Imagination in Post-GDR Literature: Gender, Violence, and Politics in Medical Discourses; 4: Haunted in Post-Wall Germany: Sickness, Symptomatic Bodies, and the Specters of the GDR; Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

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Those who pick up this book should be prepared to wrestle with the healthcare system of the former German Democratic Republic; numerous publications on medical ethics; feminist and queer theory; the works of Christa Wolf and several other contemporary women writers; and the impact of 40 years of Marxist-Leninist thought on the health policy of a country--the GDR--that no longer exists. As if this is not challenging enough, the potential reader should also be conversant with Foucault's theory of "the symptomatic body." Fortunately, Klocke (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison) writes with reasonable transparency; otherwise one could get lost in the medical sociology and gender dialectics. This reviewer was hoping to find some connection with German literature's contemplation of disease from an earlier time, but the index offered no mention of Thomas Mann's Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain), and a thorough reading of the text confirmed only occasional and fleeting references to a promising historical literary tradition of illness and disease. Yet another dissertation-inspired first book by a promising scholar, this volume is not for the faint of heart. Summing Up: Recommended. With reservations. Graduate students, researchers, faculty. --Sol Gittleman, Tufts University

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