The writers' state : constructing East German literature 1945-1959 / Stephen Brockmann.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture: 171.Publisher: Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782046813; 178204681X.Subject(s): German literature -- Germany (East) -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Writers' State : Constructing East German Literature, 1945-1959DDC classification: 930.9/943109045 LOC classification: PT3705 | .B76 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 4, 2015).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Reconstructing East German Literature; Part I. The Absence of State (1945); 1: In the Zone, 1945; Part II. Constructing the State (1949); 2: Brecht and the Battle of the Spirits, 1949; 3: German Culture's Will to Power, 1949-50; 4: Fascinating Fascists, 1949-50; Part III. Contesting the State (1953); 5: Typical Heroes, 1951-53; 6: The Danger of Optimism, 1953; Part IV. The State Cracks Down (1956); 7: The Worst of Times, 1956-58; 8: Literature for Adults, 1956-59; Conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index
Examines the literature produced from the very beginnings of what became the GDR through the 1950s, redressing a tendency of literary scholarship to focus on the literature of the later GDR.