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Title Present tensions : European writers on overcoming dictatorships / Kristina Kaiserová, Gert Röhrborn (eds.)
Edition 1st ed
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press : In conjunction with University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně Ústí nad Labem FF, Dept. for Slavic-German Studies and Dresden Technical University, Chair for European Studies, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (339 pages)
Contents "The generation affected will have to see it through." Literary paths out of dictatorship / Kristina Kaiserová and Gert Röhrborn -- On the role of language in commemorating, working through and overcoming dictatorship / Astrid Köhler -- Lesen in der Diktatur -- Schreiben in der Diktatur. Eine persönliche Spurensuche = Reading and writing under dictatorships. A personal retracing / Wolfgang Templin -- A képernyő imádása = Worshipping the screen / Zsófia Balla -- Relatare despre moartea mea = Report on my death / Denisa Mirena Pișcu -- Jak to bylo? = How all that happened? / Eduard Vacek -- Odznak = Badge / Jiří Dědeček -- Il cielo che prima non c'era = The sky that wasn't there before / Alessandro Tamburini -- Rock a Diktatura. Příspěvek k roli hudby v komunistickém režimu bývalého Československa = Rock and dictatorship. The role of music in the communist regime in Czechoslovakia / Mikoláš Chadima -- Alles Echos. Texte und Gedichte = All echos. Essays and poems / Lutz Rathenow -- Verniszázs = The Vernissage / György Spiro -- Che Guevara = Che Guevara / Olga Tokarczuk
Summary An intersection of literary works on the question of how dictatorships are overcome, which emerged from a transnational project convening acclaimed writers. The generations, European countries of origin and artistic directions represented are both an advantage and a challenge reflected by this anthology. A considerable variety of motivations drove participants: putting into words a contemporary biography of persecution, a descendant's feeling of personal historical responsibility, or the artistic curiosity of the "outsider". The anthology is dedicated to the imaginative power of literature, and to Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe in particular. The formerly multicultural setting of these countries suffered the most from European dictatorships and their insufficiently processed legacies. The cultural transfer exhibited here will help reduce prejudices and promote new forms of understanding with Western Europe: it aims to further a diversified but common European culture
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Subject Rathenow, Lutz.
Authors, European -- Political and social views
Authors, European -- 20th century -- Biography
Authors, European -- Political and social views.
Authors, European.
FICTION / Political
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Kaiserová, Kristina, 1956-
Röhrborn, Gert.
ISBN 1283248107