Amir Eshel: History as a Gift: Postwar German Literature and the Quest for the Past
Date: 8/18/2008; 53 minutes


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Stanford Professor Amir Eshel explores the prevalent approaches to the literary and cultural engagement with National Socialism in Germany from the 1950s to the present while arguing for the need to develop new paradigms. Referring to the work of such eminent writers as Günter Grass and Alexander Kluge, Eshel also introduces the innovative prose of younger writers such as Hans Ulrich Treichel, Norbert Gstrein and Katharina Hacker. (#14966)


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