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The Resource Literary intellectuals and the dissolution of the state : professionalism and conformity in the GDR, edited by Robert von Hallberg ; translated by Kenneth J. Northcott

Literary intellectuals and the dissolution of the state : professionalism and conformity in the GDR, edited by Robert von Hallberg ; translated by Kenneth J. Northcott

Label
Literary intellectuals and the dissolution of the state : professionalism and conformity in the GDR
Title
Literary intellectuals and the dissolution of the state
Title remainder
professionalism and conformity in the GDR
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert von Hallberg ; translated by Kenneth J. Northcott
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
For two generations, writers in the German Democratic Republic enjoyed a massive audience in their own country, a readership dependent on their works for a measure of utopian solace amid the grimness of life under Communism. But after the fall of the Berlin Wall, these writers were abandoned by their readers and stripped of the professional structures that had supported them. Their literary culture destroyed, they were rebuked for compliant service to the discredited state; and some were reviled for collaborating with the East German secret police, the Stasi. What drove leading thinkers, including those of the avant-garde who publicly embraced intellectual freedom, to serve as government informants? Why were they content to work within a repressive system rather than challenging it outright? This collection of interviews with more than two dozen writers and literary scholars, including several Stasi informants, provides a gripping, often dismaying picture of the motivations, compromises, and illusions of East German intellectual life
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Von Hallberg, Robert
Dewey number
830.9/9431
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PT3707
LC item number
.V66 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Northcott, Kenneth J
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, German
  • Authors, German
  • Intellectuals
  • Literature and society
  • Authors, German
  • Authors, German
  • Germany
Label
Literary intellectuals and the dissolution of the state : professionalism and conformity in the GDR, edited by Robert von Hallberg ; translated by Kenneth J. Northcott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-356) 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
  • The scholarly life -- Norbert Krenzlin -- Heinz-Uwe Haus -- Eva Manske -- Marianne Streisand -- Frank and Therese Hornigk -- Simone and Karlheinz Barck -- Irene Selle -- Dorothea Dornhof -- Petra Boden -- Christa Ebert -- Brigitte Burnmeister -- Klaus Michael
  • The literary life -- Hermann Kant -- Rainer Kirsch -- Karl Mickel -- Renate Feyl -- Richard Pietrass -- Helga Schubert -- Christoph Hein -- Kerstin Hensel -- Hans Joachim Schadlich -- Reiner Kunze -- Katja Lange-Muller -- Uwe Kolbe -- Sascha Anderson,I -- Rainer Schedlinski -- Bert Papenfuss-Gorek -- Gerhard Wolf
  • After the surprising revelations -- Sascha Anderson, II -- Adolf Endler and Gabriele Dietze -- Jan Faktor
Control code
32552213
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780226864976
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95011341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Literary intellectuals and the dissolution of the state : professionalism and conformity in the GDR, edited by Robert von Hallberg ; translated by Kenneth J. Northcott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-356) 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
  • The scholarly life -- Norbert Krenzlin -- Heinz-Uwe Haus -- Eva Manske -- Marianne Streisand -- Frank and Therese Hornigk -- Simone and Karlheinz Barck -- Irene Selle -- Dorothea Dornhof -- Petra Boden -- Christa Ebert -- Brigitte Burnmeister -- Klaus Michael
  • The literary life -- Hermann Kant -- Rainer Kirsch -- Karl Mickel -- Renate Feyl -- Richard Pietrass -- Helga Schubert -- Christoph Hein -- Kerstin Hensel -- Hans Joachim Schadlich -- Reiner Kunze -- Katja Lange-Muller -- Uwe Kolbe -- Sascha Anderson,I -- Rainer Schedlinski -- Bert Papenfuss-Gorek -- Gerhard Wolf
  • After the surprising revelations -- Sascha Anderson, II -- Adolf Endler and Gabriele Dietze -- Jan Faktor
Control code
32552213
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780226864976
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95011341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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