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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 87–102.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Gillian Pye This article looks at the interplay between material authenticity, waste, decay, loss, and forgetting in Wolfgang Hilbig's prose texts Die Kunde von den Bäumen ( The Lore of the Trees , 1992) and Alte Abdeckerei ( Old Knackers Yard , 1991). It argues that the thrown-away, the ruined...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 1–9.
Published: 01 August 2012
... peopled by nonselves. In this way both narratives chal- lenge the post-1990 historical narrative of a national homecoming. Pye’s read- ing of waste images in Wolfgang Hilbig’s work underlines the spectral pre- occupation of much contemporary German literature. In Die Kunde von den Bäumen (The Lore...