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Author Preece, Julian.

Title Baader-Meinhof and the novel : narratives of the nation, fantasies of the Revolution, 1970-2010 / Julian Preece
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 214 pages)
Series Studies in European culture and history
Studies in European culture and history.
Contents Six Tropes in First-Generation Fiction -- Houses of History/Narratives of State: Five Novels by Heinrich Ḇll, F.C. Delius, and Bernhard Schlink -- Re-Telling the Classics: Baader-Meinhof and the German Literary Canon -- Terrorism and the Popular Imaginary: Thrillers, Conspiracy Theories, and Counterfactual History -- Baader-Meinhof Translated: From Die Hard to John Le Carř -- RAF Revivalism in German Fiction of the 2000s
Summary The Baader-Meinhof Group and other violent underground organizations, which had their roots in the protest movements of the late 1960s, have provided material for a great number of novels by leading German and international writers, ranging from avant-garde fiction to detective thrillers. They explore the emotional character of postwar Germany, its uneasy relationship with its own past, the Allied victors in World War Two, finance capitalism, and the authority of the state. This book is the first to examine this rich literary corpus, treating it as a political unconscious which expresses submerged anxieties and moral blind-spots in Europe's most powerful country
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Rote Armee Fraktion -- In literature.
German fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
German fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Left-wing extremists -- Germany.
Literature and society -- Germany.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0230341071
1137070277 (electronic bk.)
9781137070272 (electronic bk.)