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The representation of war in German literature : from 1800 to the present / Elisabeth Krimmer.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: PT148.W3 K755 2010

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    "The history of literature about war is marked by a fundamental paradox: although war forms the subject of countless novels, dramas, poems, and films, it is often conceived as indescribable. Even as many writers strive towards an ideal of authenticity, they maintain that no representation can do justice to the terror and violence of war. Readings of Schiller, Kleist, Jünger, Remarque, Grass, Böll, Handke, and Jelinek reveal that stylistic and aesthetic features, gender discourses, and concepts of agency and victimization can all undermine a text's martial stance or its ostensible pacifist agenda. Spanning the period from the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars to the recent wars in Yugoslavia and Iraq, Elisabeth Krimmer investigates the aesthetic, theoretical, and historical challenges that confront writers of war"--
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    Book
    Author/Creator
    Krimmer, Elisabeth, 1967-
    Published
    New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
    Contents
    Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars; 3. The First World War; 4. The Second World War; 5. Yugoslavia and Iraq; 6. Conclusion.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars; 3. The First World War; 4. The Second World War; 5. Yugoslavia and Iraq; 6. Conclusion.

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    English
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    9780521198028
    052119802X (hardback)
    Physical Description
    ix, 267 p. ; 24 cm.

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