By Nicole Moore,Christina Spittel
An account of fraught and intricate cross-cultural literary trade among hugely exact - even uniquely adversarial - examining contexts, Australian Literature within the German Democratic Republic has resonance for all newly worldwide reckonings of the cultural chilly struggle. operating from the extreme files of the East German publishing and censorship regime, the authors materially music the creation and reception of 1 country’s corpus as anticipated through one other. The ninety Australian titles released within the GDR shape an alternate canon, revealing a shadowy literary archive that rewrites Australia’s postwar cultural historical past from in the back of the iron curtain and illuminates a number of ironies for the GDR as a ‘reading nation’. This ebook brings jointly best German and Australian students within the fields of booklet historical past, German and Australian cultural historical past, Australian and postcolonial literatures, and postcolonial and cross-cultural conception, with rising writers at present navigating among the 2 cultures.
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