This reading of Alexander Kluge's Abschied von gestern (Anita G.) (Yesterday Girl, 1966) highlights the central themes of pregnancy and childbirth in the film. Through Hannah Arendt's concept of natality, Urang suggests points of connection between the film's scenario of biological reproduction and Kluge's ongoing exploration of the conditions of cultural reproduction in the Federal Republic of Germany.
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Research Article| November 01 2013
John Griffith Urang; Solitary Confinement: Reproduction and the Law in Kluge's Abschied von gestern. New German Critique 1 November 2013; 40 (3 (120)): 111–135. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/0094033X-2325446
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