Revolting Families: Toxic Intimacy, Private Politics, and Literary Realisms in the German Sixties (BOK)

Carrie Smith-Prei

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Revolting Families places the literary depiction of familial and intimate relations in 1960s West Germany against the backdrop of public discourse on the political significance of the private sphere. Carrie Smith-Prei focuses on debut works by German authors considered to be part of the "new" and "black" realism movements: Dieter Wellershoff, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, Gisela Elsner, and Renate Rasp. Each of the works by these authors uses depictions of neurosis, disgust, vertigo, or violence to elicit a reaction in readers that calls them to political, social, or ethical action.Revolting Families thus extends the concept of negativity, which has long been part of post-war German philosophical and aesthetic theory, to the body in German literature and culture. Through an analysis of these texts and of contextual discourse, Smith-Prei develops a theoretical concept of corporeal negativity that works to provoke socio-political engagement with the private sphere.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Carrie Smith-Prei
University Of Toronto Press
ISBN 9781442646377
Antall sider 216 Dimensjoner 16,1cm x 23,6cm x 0,4cm
Vekt 480 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: general