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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Biermann even after he was expelled from East Germany in 1976. This article assesses DDR PEN’s reactions to Biermann given its multiple functions as a representative of East German and Soviet bloc cultural diplomacy, an East German literary association hoping to protect some autonomous activity and free...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 75–86.
Published: 01 February 2017
... occupied by the Red Army. During the 1950s the Khrushchev government restituted collections from East Germany and western Poland. However, millions of artworks and books were kept in secret depositories until the beginning of perestroika. The problem of so-called cultural trophies provoked heated...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 87–102.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., and the wasted constitute an interesting terrain for exploring attitudes to the loss and the disappearance of East German society as well as to the emergence of a unified Germany. Pye shows how Hilbig employs the metaphor of the trash heap to reflect on the writer's role, his crisis of memory, and his search...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Kathleen James-Chakraborty The collapse of communism and the reunification of Germany have dramatically altered our understanding of the Bauhaus's legacy. New institutions in the former East now compete with each other and with the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin as the official successors...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 47–62.
Published: 01 August 2012
... analogy with the event of West German terrorism, the moment that opened up the possibility of a different future before its reterritorialization as crimi- nality: “Bahro is for East Germany what Baader-Meinhof was for West Ger- many, before they became criminals as the RAF [Red Army Faction...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 77–100.
Published: 01 August 2006
..., In a Cold Crater: Cultural and Intellectual Life in Berlin, 1945–1948, trans. Kelly Barry (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998); and Petra Stuber, Spielräume und Grenzen: Studien zum DDR-Theater (Berlin: Links, 1998). 5. J. Lawrence Guntner, “Shakespeare in East Germany: Between...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 199–205.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of the Waffen-SS and a covert anti-Semite, regards such attacks as misplaced and ultimately irrelevant. In Stern's view, the real problems lie in various oversimplifications of the debate on the Middle East, in Grass's failure to take note of Israel's internal debates, and in his long silence about his own past...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 115–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Kester, Film Front Weimar: Representation of the First World War in German Films of the Weimar Period (1919–1933) (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2003); Anke Pinkert, Film and Memory in East Germany (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 19–144...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 143–155.
Published: 01 August 2007
... . Jenny, a young student nurse, has an affair with an older married man who we later learn is Dieter Schubert, whom Meurer, an ex-colleague, denounces before the party prior to the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Simple Storys is an account of reunified Germany from an East...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
....” In German Monitor: East Germany, Continuity and Change , edited by Cooke Paul Grix Jonathan , 43 – 44 . Amsterdam : Rodopi . Welich Dirk . 2005 . “Hermann Glöckner: Ein Beitrag zum Konstruktivismus in Sachsen.” PhD diss. , Technische Universität Dresden . Zatlin Jonathan R...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
...—“for the democratic education of the people of Germany.” 7 This reeducation was, of course, deemed necessary because so many Germans had, as L.-Leonard put it, become “willing accomplices in the implementation of an unprecedented global crime.”8 Some of the key works of early East German literature...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 63–86.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and in-between locations of the contemporary urban setting, however. Isolated provincial localities in Germany’s “Nearest East” instead form the backdrop for an exploration of what it means to be German two decades after unification.12 In this damp, morbidly fecund, and often hos- tile space...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 1–9.
Published: 01 August 2012
... 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 1 2  Introduction The process of integrating the former East Germany into such an account and of choosing between its alternative heritages was not straight- forward. Architects and urban...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 139–169.
Published: 01 August 2008
... police, but surely the inability to speak is also pertinent to the 1990 revision insofar as it expresses a concern that the East German writer will be voiceless in reunifi ed Germany once the cultural and historical frameworks have been radically altered.7 The line “What is at the root of my city...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 157–185.
Published: 01 August 2007
... by pointing to the lack of “natural boundaries in the East and West.” Historical experience and fear of the other become a means of foreign policy, as this his- torian continues his argument by explaining that Germany “always faced the danger of being conquered from without and becoming the battleground...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 1–7.
Published: 01 August 2010
... dialectically reverses such codes in his depiction of history as myth. In so doing, he offers a trenchant critique of East Germany’s New Economic System of Planning and Control of the early 1960s that, in his mind, repre- sented a restructuring of the GDR economy in accordance with post-Fordist methods...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 109–133.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... In the Nazi era state terrorism was used pervasively against Jews, other “racial enemies,” so-called asocials, homosexuals, and socialists and commu- nists. In 1950s West Germany the Neo-Nazi and Communist Parties were out- lawed, while in East Germany protest was repressed, and political and cultural...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 209–227.
Published: 01 August 2010
... and the culture wars of the 1990s between East and West Germans have waned. No Stunde Null One thing, however, is clear from the outset: 1945 was never a Stunde Null (zero hour), a radical new beginning unburdened from memory, in either part of Germany. Older exiles returned and mingled with artists...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 95–106.
Published: 01 August 2010
... as Koeppen’s trilogy Pigeons on the Grass, The Hot- house, and Death in Rome, which were also, interestingly, published in East Germany, albeit somewhat later. In the late 1950s Koeppen demonstrated a unique willingness to cast his net wider than the sphere of Munich’s smoky Hofbräuhaus...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 139–167.
Published: 01 February 2012
... to this problem, as a way to leave behind this problem and live in another nonviolent, nonhateful mode of existence? Hasselbach’s account traces his life growing up in a broken family in the intense milieu of Cold War politics in East Germany. As he becomes disaf- fected with the regime’s ideological...