**New Book Announcement**
DDR-Autoren vor und nach der Wiedervereinigung
1st ed. 2007
29,90 € [D]
This book reassesses the works of seven East German authors who bridge the
historical caesura of German reunification in 1990, stressing hitherto
neglected continuities in aesthetic practice. Already at the beginning of
the 1990s, the authors considered here returned to their tried and tested
methods of writing, developing them where necessary, and ensuring that the
post GDR literature maintained a distinctive character. At the same time,
this continuity proves both the aesthetic durability and thematic importance
of works already written during the GDR period.
Authors considered include: Christa Wolf, Klaus Schlesinger, Ulrich
Plenzdorf, Irina Liebmann, Christoph Hein, Angela Krauß and Kerstin Hensel.
Astrid Köhler is Senior Lecturer in German at Queen Mary, University of London.