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Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic: by Nicole Moore,Christina Spittel

By Nicole Moore,Christina Spittel

An account of fraught and complicated cross-cultural literary trade among hugely exact - even uniquely adverse - interpreting contexts, Australian Literature within the German Democratic Republic has resonance for all newly worldwide reckonings of the cultural chilly conflict. operating from the extreme files of the East German publishing and censorship regime, the authors materially song the construction and reception of 1 country’s corpus as predicted via 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 heritage from in the back of the iron curtain and illuminates a number of ironies for the GDR as a ‘reading nation’. This publication brings jointly top German and Australian students within the fields of ebook historical past, German and Australian cultural historical past, Australian and postcolonial literatures, and postcolonial and cross-cultural conception, with rising writers presently navigating among the 2 cultures.

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