Negotiating Positions: Literature, Identity and Social Critique in the Works of Wolfgang Koeppen (Amsterdamer Publikationen Zur Sprache Und Literatur)

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This study offers new perspectives on Wolfgang Koeppen, a writer too often consigned to the margins of post-1945 literary history. Examining the interaction of the personal and the social in Koeppen's writings, this book demonstrates that the politics of his works are inherent to their form. Through a series of close readings, the book explores the positive and negative aspects of liminality, a dominant trope in Koeppen's works. Stressing the thematic and formal continuities of his oeuvre, the first section illustrates how his protagonists perpetually establish a space for themselves 'in between' states. The second section examines how Koeppen negotiates with the discourse of 'nation' during two central periods of his career. It shows how his experiences in the Third Reich and his reappraisal of the years prior to 1933 determine his perspective on modernity, modernism and Germany after 1945. Having defined the location of culture in his works, the book concludes by resituating Koeppen's writings within post-war West German literary culture.

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"Negotiating Positions offers an insightful, fresh look at a much-debated issue..." in: German Studies Review, Vol. 28, Nr.2, May 2005 "...a helpful contribution to Koeppen exegesis." in: "...well produced..." in: The Modern Language Review, 98.4,2003, pp. 1059-1060 "...a very valuable book..." in: Colloquia Germanica, pp. 193-4

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