Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic: by Nicole Moore,Christina Spittel

By Nicole Moore,Christina Spittel

An account of fraught and intricate cross-cultural literary trade among hugely designated - even uniquely adverse - examining contexts, Australian Literature within the German Democratic Republic has resonance for all newly international reckonings of the cultural chilly conflict. operating from the extreme files of the East German publishing and censorship regime, the authors materially song the construction and reception of 1 country’s corpus as predicted via one other. The ninety Australian titles released within the GDR shape another canon, revealing a shadowy literary archive that rewrites Australia’s postwar cultural background from at the back of the iron curtain and illuminates a number of ironies for the GDR as a ‘reading nation’. This ebook brings jointly major German and Australian students within the fields of e-book historical past, German and Australian cultural heritage, Australian and postcolonial literatures, and postcolonial and cross-cultural thought, with rising writers presently navigating among the 2 cultures.

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