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Contemporary Women's Writing In German

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Six key texts by contemporary women writers are read afresh by leading critics, using insights from poststructuralist and new materialist feminist theory. Ingeborg Bachmann, Christa Wolf, and Elfriede Jelinek have long been prominent in the fields of Austrian modernism, GDR writing, and avant-garde Austrian literature. The innovative work of Anne Duden, Herta Muller, and Emine Sevgi Ozdamar sets out to challenge dominant models of German identity. Focusing on the body and suffering, they explore textual representations of trauma, national identity, and displacement. Haines and Littler's readings of these distinguished and complex female authors offer new avenues for discussion. Both critics and their subjects cast a sceptical eye over existing notions of subjectivity in relation to language, gender, and race. Together, they spark controversy and comment, in an increasingly important debate.

Hardback book in very good condition; dedication inside front cover.

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Author(s):
Brigid Haines, Margaret Littler
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198159676
ISBN-13:
9780198159674
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Contemporary Women's Writing In German

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Six key texts by contemporary women writers are read afresh by leading critics, using insights from poststructuralist and new materialist feminist theory. Ingeborg Bachmann, Christa Wolf, and Elfriede Jelinek have long been prominent in the fields of Austrian modernism, GDR writing, and avant-garde Austrian literature. The innovative work of Anne Duden, Herta Muller, and Emine Sevgi Ozdamar sets out to challenge dominant models of German identity. Focusing on the body and suffering, they explore textual representations of trauma, national identity, and displacement. Haines and Littler's readings of these distinguished and complex female authors offer new avenues for discussion. Both critics and their subjects cast a sceptical eye over existing notions of subjectivity in relation to language, gender, and race. Together, they spark controversy and comment, in an increasingly important debate.

Hardback book in very good condition; dedication inside front cover.

Author(s):
Brigid Haines, Margaret Littler
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198159676
ISBN-13:
9780198159674
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Contemporary Women's Writing In German

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