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Inhaltsangabe: East German science fiction enabled its authors to create a subversive space in another time and place. One of the country?s most popular genres, it outlined futures that often went beyond the party?s official version. Many utopian stories provided a corrective vision, intended to preserve and improve upon East German communism. This study is an introduction to East German science fiction. The book begins with a chapter on German science fiction before 1949. It then spans the entire existence of the country (1949-1990) and outlines key topics essential to understanding the genre: popular literature, socialist realism, censorship, fandom, and international science fiction. An in-depth discussion addresses notions of high and low literature, elements of the fantastic and utopia as critical narrative strategies, ideology and realism in East German literature, gender, and the relation between literature and science. Through a close textual analysis of three science fiction novels, the author expands East German literary history to include science fiction as a valuable source for developing a multi-faceted understanding of the country?s short history. Finally, an epilogue notes new titles and developments since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Über den Autor: The Author: Sonja Fritzsche received her B.A. from Indiana University in both History and German. In 1995 she received an M.A. in Modern European History from UCLA and, in 2001, a Ph.D. in Germanic Studies from the University of Minnesota. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in German and Eastern European Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University. She has published articles on East German science fiction film, fandom, and literature.
Titel: Science Fiction Literature in East Germany (...
Verlag: Peter Lang Pub Inc
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Buchbeschreibung Peter Lang Pub Inc 2006-10-26, 2006. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. 1st. 0820480010 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Buchnummer des Verkäufers POTM-0820480010
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