Body and Narrative in Contemporary Literatures in German: by Lyn Marven

By Lyn Marven

This ebook examines the connection among representations of the physique and narrative concepts within the paintings of 3 modern girls writers from the previous japanese Bloc nations: Herta Müller, an ethnic German from Romania; Libu%se Moníková, who emigrated from Czechoslovakia to West Germany and selected to jot down in German; and Kerstin Hensel, from the GDR.

Marven exhibits how the content material and type of their works are interlinked, and the way those problem the hegemonic discourses inside of repressive socialist regimes. The advent contextualizes the writers' socially, culturally, and traditionally, and descriptions the theoretical foundation of the method, drawing on psychoanalysis, performativity thought, and feminist serious concept. Chapters at the person authors supply new interpretations of the writers' works, targeting the constructions of trauma (in Müller's work), hysteria (in Moníková's) and the ugly (in Hensel's). the pictures of the physique analyzed within the first half every one bankruptcy express the results of violence; problem the certainty of the physique as normal or real; and lift questions on identification and gender. The research within the moment 1/2 each one bankruptcy covers a number formal good points, from the glorious and college, via parody and intertextuality, to irony, plot, and tale telling. The e-book additionally strains advancements within the paintings of all 3 authors, taking account of the ancient alterations within the japanese Bloc nations considering that 1989.

Body and Narrative in modern Literatures in German might be necessary for somebody getting to know modern German literatures, in addition to these drawn to feminist idea, minority literatures, and trauma.

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