Anna Seghers

Anna Seghers

1972 Completes Sonderbare Begegnungen. 1973 November 14-16: Seventh German Writers Congress; opening address, is reelected president. Sonderbare Begegnungen (contains “Sagen von Unirdischen” [Tales of Extraterrestrials], ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004409811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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Anna Seghers: The Challenge of History features essays by leading scholars devoted to this most important German writer whose novels and stories have been read by millions worldwide.
Categories: Literary Criticism

R ckblicke auf die Literatur der DDR

R  ckblicke auf die Literatur der DDR

In den späteren Erzählungen geht sie stofflich noch weiter in die Geschichte zurück , oder sie sucht sich Räume , die offen sind für sinnbildliche Darstellungen - wie in den Sonderbaren Begegnungen ( 1973 ) . Im Triptychon Drei Frauen ...

Author: Hans-Christian Stillmark

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042009454

Category: Social Science

Page: 493

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Obwohl die DDR nunmehr ein abgeschlossenes Kapitel in der deutschen Geschichte geworden ist, halt die Auseinandersetzung um das, was von ihr bleibt, auch im Abstand von mehr als zehn Jahren an. Selbst nach dem deutsch-deutschen Literaturstreit unmittelbar nach der Wende, der seinerseits schon Ruckblicken und Bilanzierungen ausgesetzt wurde, bleibt der Stellenwert der Literatur in und aus der DDR ein umstrittenes Terrain. Ungeachtet dessen, dass es Einhelligkeit in literarischen Fragen ohnehin nicht geben kann, sind die Urteile zur Literatur der DDR naturlich auch von den Erfahrungen und Erlebnissen mit der DDR gepragt. In diesem Band haben wir uns fur eine Sicht von aussen und von innen gleichermassen interessiert.
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Jews in German Literature Since 1945

Jews in German Literature Since 1945

56 Tucholsky im Brief an Arnold Zweig vom 15. Dez. 1935 , in Kurt Tucholsky , Gesammelte Werke ( Reinbek bei Hamburg : rororo , 1962 ) , S.333 . 57 Anna Seghers , ' Die Reisebegegnung ' , in Anna Seghers , Sonderbare Begegnungen .

Author: Pól Ó Dochartaigh

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042014539

Category: Social Science

Page: 673

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This volume contains some 46 essays on various aspects of contemporary German-Jewish literature. The approaches are diverse, reflecting the international origins of the contributors, who are based in seventeen different countries. Holocaust literature is just one theme in this context; others are memory, identity, Christian-Jewish relations, anti-Zionism, la belle juive, and more. Prose, poetry and drama are all represented, and there is a major debate on the controversial attempt to stage Fassbinder's Der Müll, die Stadt und der Tod in 1985. The overall approach of the volume is an inclusive one. In his introduction, the editor calls for a reappraisal of the terms of German-Jewish discourse away from the notion of 'Germans' and 'Jews' and towards the idea that both Jews and non-Jews, all of them Germans, have contributed to the corpus of 'German-Jewish literature'.
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Travellers in Time and Space Reisende Durch Zeit Und Raum

Travellers in Time and Space   Reisende Durch Zeit Und Raum

In : Sonderbare Begegnungen . Erzählungen . Berlin 1973 ; reprinted Darmstadt 1989. Pp . 83-114 ; Christa Wolf : Kein Ort . Nirgends . Berlin 1979 ; reprinted FrankfurtM . 1981 ; Ibid .: Der Schatten eines Traumes .

Author: Osman Durrani

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042013958

Category: Social Science

Page: 473

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Romantik Eine Lebenskraftige Krankheit

Romantik Eine Lebenskraftige Krankheit

Das verstärkte Interesse schlug sich vor allem in Künstlerbiographien nieder : Anna Seghers schließt E.T.A. Hoffmann ein in ihrem Werk Sonderbare Begegnungen ; Hölderlin klingt an in Johannes Bobrowskis Boehlendorff und Mäusefest ...

Author: Erika Tunner

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051832907

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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Science Fiction Literature in East Germany

Science Fiction Literature in East Germany

Rather than write an essay or give a speech , she wrote the collection of short stories Sonderbare Begegnungen ( Strange Encounters , 1973 ) as a sample of the new form of socialist realist writing she had in mind .

Author: Sonja Fritzsche

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039107399

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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East German science fiction enabled its authors to create a subversive space in another time and place. One of the country's most popular genres, it outlined futures that often went beyond the party's official version. Many utopian stories provided a corrective vision, intended to preserve and improve upon East German communism. This study is an introduction to East German science fiction. The book begins with a chapter on German science fiction before 1949. It then spans the entire existence of the country (1949-1990) and outlines key topics essential to understanding the genre: popular literature, socialist realism, censorship, fandom, and international science fiction. An in-depth discussion addresses notions of high and low literature, elements of the fantastic and utopia as critical narrative strategies, ideology and realism in East German literature, gender, and the relation between literature and science. Through a close textual analysis of three science fiction novels, the author expands East German literary history to include science fiction as a valuable source for developing a multi-faceted understanding of the country's short history. Finally, an epilogue notes new titles and developments since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Categories: Literary Criticism

R ckblicke auf die Literatur der DDR

R  ckblicke auf die Literatur der DDR

In den späteren Erzählungen geht sie stofflich noch weiter in die Geschichte zurück, oder sie sucht sich Räume, die offen sind für sinnbildliche Darstellungen œ wie in den Sonderbaren Begegnungen (1973). Im Triptychon Drei Frauen aus ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004333956

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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The Poetics of Passage

The Poetics of Passage

... as Annette Horn observes, “bridges national and political differences and thus enables a dialogue between cultures.”13. 12 Anna Seghers. “Die Reisebegegnung.” Sonderbare Begegnungen. Berlin: Aufbau-Verlag, 1973.

Author: Heike Polster

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443865012

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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Following German writer Christa Wolf’s death in December 2011, the scholarly interest that her work had generated over four decades now culminates in the question of her literary and cultural legacy. Throughout her long writing career, Christa Wolf often pointed to generational differences, and asked questions about historical experiences specific to the period’s contemporaries. The Poetics of Passage discusses the experience of time and history, and their representation as two of the late author’s guiding concerns. Considering Wolf’s critiques of Anna Seghers’ work, Heike Polster develops a framework for understanding the poetic construction of time in Wolf’s texts. Furthermore, the writer’s critical engagement with memory, history, and the writing process is formulated into a poetics of contemporaneity, or “Zeitgenossenschaft”, that Polster’s study outlines as Wolf’s poetological response to the ontological questions of time’s passage.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Wenn sie das Wort Ich gebraucht

   Wenn sie das Wort Ich gebraucht

In: Sonderbare Begegnungen. Berlin: Aufbau 1975, pp. 107—148. 20 opera (1816) based upon it: the opera that, thanks to. Tankred Dorst: Dicht an der großen Dornenhecke, der Grenze der Vernunft. In; Werkstattberichte.

Author: John Pustejovsky

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401209601

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

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This volume of original essays celebrates Barbara Becker-Cantarino, whose prolific publications on German literary culture from 1600 to the twentieth century are major milestones in the field of German cultural studies. The range of topics in the collection reflects the breadth of Becker-Cantarino’s scholarship. Examining literature from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the contributors explore the intersections of gender, race, and genre, history and gender, and gender and violence. They provide fresh readings of the works of known and lesser-known writers, including Cyriacus Spangenberg, Maria Anna Sagers Luise Gottsched, Heinrich von Kleist, Frank Wedekind, Christa Wolf, Helga Schütz, Terézia Mora, and Martina Hefter. Their discussions explore the possibilities and limitations of theoretical discourses on travel literature, deconstruction, and gender and suggest new avenues of investigation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Feminist Experiences RLE Feminist Theory

Feminist Experiences  RLE Feminist Theory

20 A. Seghers, 'Sonderbare Begegnungen' (Strange meetings) in Erzäh- lungen 1963-1977 (Berlin: Aufbau-Verlag, 1977), pp. 415-529. 21 C. Wolf, The Quest for Christa Τ (London: Hutchinson, 1971). 22 Wolf, Reader and Writer, pp. 7683.

Author: Susan Bassnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136195532

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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The Women’s Movement is usually referred to as if it were a constant, global phenomenon. There are women’s movements in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, India, Japan and Australia, and many women and men assume that they are regional manifestations of the same thing, and share a common core. Susan Bassnett has lived and been involved in the struggles of the women’s movement in the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom, and has had extensive contacts with feminists in the German Democratic Republic. On the basis of her personal experiences and study of women’s history and literature in these countries she is able to present a striking picture of the variety of feminist aims, tactics and priorities in the four countries, and of the character of the women’s movement in four very different cultures. In Italy, she focuses on the violence of the women’s movement – its intellectualism and energy. In analysing the American women’s movement she dwells on its roots in the past, and its faith in pragmatic solutions. The GDR presents completely different questions, hinging on the relationship between state socialism and feminism. In the UK, Susan Bassnett finds herself returning to that all-pervasive aspect of British life – class, and its importance for feminists. Throughout, the author writes with a double commitment: first, to furthering our understanding of the diversity of aims of women’s movements and their common ground – the no-man’s land of female existence; second, to making her book as accessible as possible to all feminists, through drawing on her own personal experience of countries in which she has lived, worked, travelled, and made friends.
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Anatomy of Science Fiction

Anatomy of Science Fiction

Sonderbare Begegnungen Strange Encounters. Darmstadt: Luchterhand, 1984. 7-38. Simon, Erik. “The 'Blessings' of Censorship.” Unpub. lecture. Conference on Fantastic GDR Literature. Wetzlar, Germany, 18 Sept. 1999. ———.

Author: Donald E. Morse

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443806619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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"This wide-ranging collection of essays re-opens the connection between science fiction and the increasingly science-fictional world. Kevin Alexander Boon reminds us of the degree to which the epistemology of science fiction infects modern political discourse. Károly Pintér explores the narrative structures of utopian estrangement, and Tamás Bényei and Brian Attebery take us deeper into the cultural exchanges between science fiction and the literary and political worlds. In the second half, Donald Morse, Nicholas Ruddick and Éva Federmayer look at the way in which science fiction has tackled major ethical issues, while Amy Novak and Kálmán Matolcsy consider memory and evolution as cultural batteries. The book ends with important discussions of East German and Hungarian science fiction by Usch Kiausch and Donald Morse respectively. I envisage that the book will find a market both among academics and as a recommended text to undergraduates as it offers interesting essays on important readers. The tendency for science fiction to be offered as a literature class to science majors is not usually considered, but this book would be particularly appropriate for such a market." Dr. Farah Mendelsohn, Middlesex University
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The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures

The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures

Anna Seghers, Sonderbare Begegnungen (Berlin and Weimer: Aufbau-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1973, 2008), 147. 2. Joachim Hellwig and Klaus Ritter, Erkenntnisse und Probleme, Methoden und Ergebnisse bei der künstlerischen Gestaltung ...

Author: Aga Skrodzka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190885540

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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Stereotypes often cast communism as a defunct, bankrupt ideology and a relic of the distant past. However, recent political movements like Europe's anti-austerity protests, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street suggest that communism is still very much relevant and may even hold the key to a new, idealized future. In The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures, contributors trace the legacies of communist ideology in visual culture, from buildings and monuments, murals and sculpture, to recycling campaigns and wall newspapers, all of which work to make communism's ideas and values material. Contributors work to resist the widespread demonization of communism, demystifying its ideals and suggesting that it has visually shaped the modern world in undeniable and complex ways. Together, contributors answer curcial questions like: What can be salvaged and reused from past communist experiments? How has communism impacted the cultures of late capitalism? And how have histories of communism left behind visual traces of potential utopias? An interdisciplinary look at the cultural currency of communism today, The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures demonstrates the value of revisiting the practices of the past to form a better vision of the future.
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Routledge Library Editions Feminist Theory

Routledge Library Editions  Feminist Theory

20 A. Seghers , ' Sonderbare Begegnungen ' ( Strange meetings ) in Erzäh . lungen 1963-1977 ( Berlin : Aufbau - Verlag , 1977 ) , pp . 415–529 . 21 C. Wolf , The Quest for Christa T. ( London : Hutchinson , 1971 ) .

Author: Various

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000458084

Category: Social Science

Page: 7712

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Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print classics from a variety of academic imprints. With titles ranging from The Liberation of Women to Feminists and State Welfare, from Married to the Job to Julia Kristeva, this set provides in one place a wealth of important reference sources from the diverse field of gender studies.
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Literary Intellectuals and the Dissolution of the State

Literary Intellectuals and the Dissolution of the State

A particularly skillful writer of novellas and short narratives , she became known for Das siebte Kreuz ( 1942 ) , Transit ( 1944 ) , Die Toten bleiben jung ( 1947 ) , Der Ausflug der toten Mädchen ( 1948 ) , and Sonderbare Begegnungen ...

Author: Robert von Hallberg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226864979

Category: History

Page: 366

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Their literary culture destroyed, they were rebuked for compliant service to the discredited state; and some were reviled for collaborating with the East German secret police, the Stasi.
Categories: History

Phantom Images

Phantom Images

... Weimarer Beitra'ge, 50 (2004), 212—26 SEGHERs, ANNA, Sonderbare Begegnungen (Berlin: Aufbau, 1973) SEIBT, GUSTAV, 'Wer mit dem MeiBel schreibt, hat keine Handschrift: Ein neuer Anfang lyrischen Sprechens im Ausgang einer Epoche.

Author: Catherine Smale

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781781880265

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Ghosts have made an unexpected reappearance in German literature since 1989. Catherine Smale reads this as symptomatic of writers' attempts to renegotiate their personal and collective identity in the wake of German reunification. Focusing on two major authors from the former GDR, Christa Wolf and Irina Liebmann, Smale examines the ways in which their work adopts notions of haunting in its creative engagement with the double legacy of Socialism and National Socialism. The ghost has long been regarded as a vehicle for making manifest taboo or unauthorized memories. However, Smale goes further, demonstrating how the human subject is destabilized by the return of the phantom and is itself rendered insecure and spectral. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical reference, from the psychoanalytic concept of intergenerational phantoms to Derridean hauntology, Smale's study highlights the particular challenge which Wolf and Liebmann pose to the familiar understanding of how German writers have confronted their country's troublesome past.Catherine Smale is Lecturer in German at King's College London.
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The Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature

The Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature

... and interior monologue , adopted an unabashedly didactic tone and the basic premises of socialist realism in Die Entscheidung ( 1959 ) and Das Vertrauen ( 1968 ) . Her imaginary travel encounters in Sonderbare Begegnungen ( 1973 ) ...

Author: Friederike Ursula Eigler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313293139

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 676

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Consolidates feminist research in the field of German studies and German literature and culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Feminist Experiences

Feminist Experiences

A. Seghers, 'Sonderbare Begegnungen' (Strange meetings) in Erzählungen 1963-1977 (Berlin: Aufbau-Verlag, 1977), pp. 415-529. C. Wolf, The Quest for Christa Τ (London: Hutchinson, 1971). Wolf, Reader and Writer, pp. 7683.

Author: Susan Bassnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415636766

Category: Reference

Page: 194

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The Women’s Movement is usually referred to as if it were a constant, global phenomenon. There are women’s movements in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, India, Japan and Australia, and many women and men assume that they are regional manifestations of the same thing, and share a common core. Susan Bassnett has lived and been involved in the struggles of the women’s movement in the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom, and has had extensive contacts with feminists in the German Democratic Republic. On the basis of her personal experiences and study of women’s history and literature in these countries she is able to present a striking picture of the variety of feminist aims, tactics and priorities in the four countries, and of the character of the women’s movement in four very different cultures. In Italy, she focuses on the violence of the women’s movement – its intellectualism and energy. In analysing the American women’s movement she dwells on its roots in the past, and its faith in pragmatic solutions. The GDR presents completely different questions, hinging on the relationship between state socialism and feminism. In the UK, Susan Bassnett finds herself returning to that all-pervasive aspect of British life – class, and its importance for feminists. Throughout, the author writes with a double commitment: first, to furthering our understanding of the diversity of aims of women’s movements and their common ground – the no-man’s land of female existence; second, to making her book as accessible as possible to all feminists, through drawing on her own personal experience of countries in which she has lived, worked, travelled, and made friends.
Categories: Reference

Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis

Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis

... Verwandlung - berichten von Begebenheiten , die als höchst sonderbar und unwahrscheinlich bezeichnet werden müssen , weil sie in der Wirklichkeit schwerlich vorstellbar sind . ... Sonderbare Begegnungen , Berlin 1973 , S. 118 .

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ISBN: IND:30000010002818

Category: Germanic philology

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Categories: Germanic philology

Goldoni ber sich selbst und die Geschichte seines Theaters

Goldoni   ber sich selbst  und die Geschichte seines Theaters

Sonderbare Begegnung . < 109 funfaehntes Kapitel . Neine Ankunft in Chiosa . Noch etwas von dem ehr's würdigen Pater . Meine Reise nach Udine . Nachs richten von dieser Stadt und der Provinz Friaul . 118 Sechezebntes Kapiteļ .

Author: Carlo Goldoni

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:0052587061

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Schmidt Theyer

Schmidt   Theyer

S.'s late stories in Die Kraft der Schwachen (1965), Ubedahrt (1971) and Sonderbare Begegnungen (1973) return to earlier trends that are rich in imagination and aesthetically differentiated. She received the Kleist Prize (1928), ...

Author: Walther Killy

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110966299

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 717

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The "Dictionary of German National Biography" is unique, complete and comprehensive with biographies of 60,000 people from the German-speaking world. It covers not only individuals from Germany but also from Austria, Switzerland and other countries where German is or used to be spoken. Coverage stretches all the way from the time of Charlemagne to the present day and includes lesser-known as well as world-famous Germans. In order to ensure that entries were as objective as possible, only individuals whose life and works have come to an end were included.
Categories: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY