Fatherland

Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448150272
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_________________________ 'The highest form of thriller . . . non-stop excitement' The Times NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: THE SECOND SLEEP, ROBERT HARRIS'S LATEST NOVEL _________________________ What if Hitler had won the war? It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth - a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.

German Science Fiction Student Fiction And Essays 2013 2014

Author: Kevin Alan Richards
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312573694
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This volume presents an array of creative, analytic and research work presented by students of the Popular Culture and German Literature: Science Fiction sections of the academic year 2013-2014 at the Ohio State University. This course has been evolving over the past 5 years into a highly experimental and experiential classroom that augments lectures with literary and film analysis in order to further student's critical potential. Students work with concept building, social and historical background and cultural recognition, as well as psychological analyses of texts that conclude with the creative synthesis and the committal of the day's activities to long-term memory through journaling and discussion.

The Capital A Novel

Author: Robert Menasse
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631495720
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Winner of the German Book Prize, The Capital is an “omniscient, almost Balzac-ian” (Steven Erlanger, New York Times) panorama of splintered Europe. A highly inventive novel of ideas written in the rich European tradition, The Capital—epic in scope, but so particular in details—transports readers to the cobblestoned streets of twenty-first-century Brussels. Chosen as the European Union’s symbolic capital in 1958 for no reason other than Belgium coming first alphabetically, this elusive setting has never been examined so intricately in literature. Here, in Robert Menasse’s “great EU novel” (Politico), tragic heroes, clever schemers, and involuntary accomplices play out the effects of a fiercely nationalistic “union.” Recalling the Balzacian conceit of assembling a vast parade of characters whose lives conspire to form a driving central plot, Menasse adapts this technique with modern sensibility to reveal the hastily assembled capital in all of its eccentricities. We meet, among others, Fenia Xenopoulou, a Greek Cypriot recently “promoted” to the Directorate-General for Culture. When tasked with revamping the boring image of the European Commission with the Big Jubilee Project, she endorses her Austrian assistant Martin Sussman’s idea to proclaim Auschwitz as its birthplace—of course, to the horror of the other nation states. Meanwhile, Inspector Émile Brunfaut attempts to solve a gritty murder being suppressed at the highest level; Matek, a Polish hitman who regrets having never become a priest, scrambles after taking out the wrong man; and outraged pig farmers protest trade restrictions as a brave escapee squeals through the streets. These narratives and more are masterfully woven, revealing the absurdities—and real dangers—of a fracturing Europe. A tour de force from one of Austria’s most esteemed novelists, The Capital is a mordantly funny and piercingly urgent saga of the European Union, and an aerial feat of sublime world literature.

The World Hitler Never Made

Author: Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521847063
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A fascinating 2005 study of the place of alternate histories of Nazism within Western popular culture.

Women The Novel And The German Nation 1771 1871

Author: Todd Kontje
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521025423
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In this 1998 book, Todd Kontje surveys novels by German women over the one-hundred-year period that stretches from the beginnings of a German national literature to the founding of its nation-state. Introducing readers to the lives and works of fourteen women writers of the period, he shows the historical and thematic coherence of a body of fiction by women that has been obscured by traditional literary histories. He explores ways in which novels about traditionally feminine domestic concerns also comment on patriarchal politics in the German fatherland. Finally, he argues that we must view the history of the German novel in the context of both the history of sexuality and the rise of German nationalism, and that novels by German women, often marginalized or trivialized, played a central role in shaping attitudes toward class, gender and the nation.

A History Of German Literature

Author: Wolfgang Beutin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134928165
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Since the appearance of its first edition in Germany in 1979, A History of German Literature has established itself as a classic work used by students and anyone interested in German literature. The volume chronologically traces the development of German literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Throughout this chronology, literary developments are set in a social and political context. This includes a final chapter, written for this latest edition, on the consequences of the reunification of Germany in 1990. Thoroughly interdiscipinary in method, the work also reflects recent developments in literary criticism and history. Highly readable and stimulating, A History of German Literature succeeds in making the literature of the past as immediate and engaging as the works of the present. It is both a scholary study and an invaluable reference work for students.

A Motherland S Daughter A Fatherland S Son

Author: Ellie Midwood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986277242
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Poland, 1939. A country, torn by the occupation of two unlikely allies - Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. On the border of this newly divided territory, a young Wehrmacht Unteroffizier, Werner and a Soviet Military Interpreter, Kira meet and fall in love against all odds. Both forced into the military against their will, they wish for one thing only - a peaceful life together. Everything is set for Kira to defect and marry Werner... But the German army invades the Soviet Union, and now the two lovers are forced to fight against each other on the opposite sides of the frontline; trying to keep their humanity as more and more atrocities are committed by both armies. They have to decide if their love is stronger than the devastation surrounding them or succumb to the hate as sworn enemies should. Partially based on true events, this novel will take you on the unforgettable journey through war-torn countries, where hope can be lost in no-man's-land, and one will have to go to great lengths not to lose sight of it.

On Behalf Of The Emperor On Behalf Of The Fatherland

Author: Jussi Jalonen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004303766
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Jussi Jalonen’s On Behalf of the Emperor, On Behalf of the Fatherland is a transnational portrayal of Finnish officers of the Russian Imperial Guard and their experience in the war against Polish insurgents in 1831.

Archangel

Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409021246
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A number one bestseller from the award-winning master of the literary and historical thriller genre: Robert Harris. A gripping, thrilling explosion into Russia’s mysterious history... When historian Fluke Kelso learns of the existence of a secret notebook belonging to Josef Stalin he is determined to track it down, whatever the consequences. From the violent political intrigue and decadence of modern Moscow he heads north - to the vast forests surrounding the White Sea port of Archangel, and a terrifying encounter with Russia's unburied past.