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Writing postcommunism : towards a literature of the East European ruins, David Williams

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Writing postcommunism : towards a literature of the East European ruins
Title
Writing postcommunism
Title remainder
towards a literature of the East European ruins
Statement of responsibility
David Williams
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Moving through the elegiac ruins of the Berlin Wall and the Yugoslav disintegration, Writing Postcommunism explores literary evocations of the pervasive disappointment and mourning that have marked the postcommunist twilight. With particular reference to the writings of Croatian e;migre; Dubravka Ugrešić, and those of Milan Kundera, Clemens Meyer, Ingo Schulze, Jáchym Topol, Christa Wolf, and others, it is argued that a significant body of postcommunist literature is underpinned and scarred by the semantic field of ruins: melancholia and nostalgia, presence and absence, pride and shame, and not least, remembering and forgetting. Taken together, the writings considered suggest a post-1989 'literature of the ruins', an amorphous, anti-formative framework that also dramatically illuminates the post-1989 ruins of east European literature itself - what remains when, as György Konrád put it, 'something is over'"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, David
Dewey number
809/.933581
Index
index present
LC call number
PN770.5
LC item number
.W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in modern European literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • European literature
  • European literature
  • Post-communism
  • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
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Writing postcommunism : towards a literature of the East European ruins, David Williams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Introduction: Exercises in Polysemy -- 1. 'The Citizen of a Ruin' -- 2. Unconditional Surrender and the Ruins of Berlin -- 3. Aporias, Impasses, and Ostalgia -- 4. Trümmerliteratur Redux -- Epilogue: 'The Future Has No Future'
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: Exercises in Polysemy -- 1. 'The Citizen of a Ruin' -- 2. Unconditional Surrender and the Ruins of Berlin -- 3. Aporias, Impasses, and Ostalgia -- 4. Trümmerliteratur Redux -- Epilogue: 'The Future Has No Future'
Control code
842208537
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9781137330079
Lccn
2013029038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)842208537
Label
Writing postcommunism : towards a literature of the East European ruins, David Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: Exercises in Polysemy -- 1. 'The Citizen of a Ruin' -- 2. Unconditional Surrender and the Ruins of Berlin -- 3. Aporias, Impasses, and Ostalgia -- 4. Trümmerliteratur Redux -- Epilogue: 'The Future Has No Future'
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: Exercises in Polysemy -- 1. 'The Citizen of a Ruin' -- 2. Unconditional Surrender and the Ruins of Berlin -- 3. Aporias, Impasses, and Ostalgia -- 4. Trümmerliteratur Redux -- Epilogue: 'The Future Has No Future'
Control code
842208537
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9781137330079
Lccn
2013029038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)842208537

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