By William Grange

a few authors strongly criticized makes an attempt to rebuild a German literary tradition within the aftermath of worldwide warfare II, whereas others actively devoted themselves to 'dealing with the German past.' There are writers in Austria and Switzerland that locate different contradictions of up to date lifestyles troubling, whereas a few locate them humorous or perhaps worthy celebrating. German postwar literature has, within the minds of a few observers, constructed a type of break up character. In view of the anxious monstrosities of the former century that improvement could appear logical to a couple. The old Dictionary of Postwar German Literature is dedicated to fashionable literature produced within the German language, no matter if from Germany, Austria, Switzerland or writers utilizing German in different international locations. This quantity covers an in depth time period, starting in 1945 at what used to be referred to as 'zero hour' for German literature and proceeds into the twenty first century, concluding in 2008. this can be performed via a listing of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and countless numbers of cross-referenced dictionary entries on writers, corresponding to Nobel Prize-winners Heinrich Bsll, GYnter Grass, Elias Canetti, Elfriede Jelinek, and W. G. Sebald. There also are entries on person works, genres, events, literary types, and forms.

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