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The Resource Rhetoric of national dissent in Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, and Elfriede Jelinek, Matthias Konzett

Rhetoric of national dissent in Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, and Elfriede Jelinek, Matthias Konzett

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Rhetoric of national dissent in Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, and Elfriede Jelinek
Title
Rhetoric of national dissent in Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, and Elfriede Jelinek
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Matthias Konzett
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this book Matthias Konzett examines three writers, Peter Handke, Elfriede Jelinek, and the late Thomas Bernhard, who have dominated the Austrian - and to some extent even the German - literary scene during the past three decades. All three have written numerous successful novels and plays, and rank presently among the most performed and discussed authors on the German stage. Handke, Bernhard, and Jelinek are rarely seen as fully politically motivated authors, perhaps because their sophisticated aesthetics has invited discussions of form and has resulted in critical neglect of their complex stances on such public issues as nationhood, critical memory, and cultural identity, issues that are of great importance in their works. But although all three writes welcome the democratic reforms of the postwar period, they also view Austria's regained national identity since 1945 with unease, questioning particularly Austria's mono-ethnic and naively accepted national heritage, which allows for the unproblematic maintenance of tradition and an apologetic attitude towards the past. Konzett focuses on the new literary strategies with which the three authors attempt to instill in their readers a critical self-awareness of national and cultural identity."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1960-
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Konzett, Matthias
Dewey number
830.9/32436
Index
index present
LC call number
PT3818
LC item number
.K67 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Social problems in literature
  • Austrian literature
  • Dissenters in literature
  • Bernhard, Thomas
  • Handke, Peter
  • Jelinek, Elfriede
  • Austria
Label
Rhetoric of national dissent in Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, and Elfriede Jelinek, Matthias Konzett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Consensus and dissent in contemporary Austrian literature -- Publikumsbeschimpfung: Thomas Bernhard's provocations of the Austrian public sphere -- Cultural amnesia and the narration of the everyday: Peter Handke's post-ideological aesthetics -- Elfriede Jelinek's Austria: simulations of death -- Concluding remarks: The emergence of recent Austrian Jewish writing
Control code
43030723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 164 pages
Isbn
9781571132048
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99088927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Rhetoric of national dissent in Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, and Elfriede Jelinek, Matthias Konzett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Consensus and dissent in contemporary Austrian literature -- Publikumsbeschimpfung: Thomas Bernhard's provocations of the Austrian public sphere -- Cultural amnesia and the narration of the everyday: Peter Handke's post-ideological aesthetics -- Elfriede Jelinek's Austria: simulations of death -- Concluding remarks: The emergence of recent Austrian Jewish writing
Control code
43030723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 164 pages
Isbn
9781571132048
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99088927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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