1 edition of Culture in the GDR found in the catalog.
Culture in the GDR
by Institute for Cultural Research at the Ministry for Culture of the German Democratic Republic in [Dresden
Written in English
Title from cover.
|LC Classifications||DD287.3 .C83 1988|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||62 p. :|
|Number of Pages||62|
|LC Control Number||89215937|
EDITORS' NOTE: Although or because the German Democratic Republic has ceased to exist, considerable interest in GDR culture remains. As long as that interest endures, we plan to continue publishing the. GDR Bulletin. ON THE RECEPTION OF GDR LITERATURE. INTRODUCTION. Patricia Herminghouse, University. of. Rochester Peter Uwe Hohendahl, Cornell. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Read, borrow, and discover more than 3M books for free.
The history of the German Democratic Republic is difficult to interpret without first understanding its complications. In his book, The East German Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives in the Interpretation of the GDR, Corey Ross categorizes and explains different opinions regarding life in the GDR. He presents his views through careful. Novem Brockmann Explores GDR Literary Culture in New Book. There is no shortage of scholarly studies on the history, politics, and cultural legacy of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), and yet the East German literary scene of the s and 50s “has remained relatively unexamined, particularly among English-language scholars in the last decade or so,” said Stephen Brockmann.
And in the book’s conclusion the reader learns that ‘As a result of the prevalent [sic] position of functionaries, it is not useful to divide the GDR into ‘state’ and ‘society’ and to characterise these as dichotomous entities that existed either in isolation or in juxtaposition with . Important events in East German youth politics are analysed in detail, alongside the subversive role of Western youth culture in the GDR, particularly during the s when ‘hot’ music by groups such as The Beatles penetrated the Iron Curtain. This book has important wider implications in the thriving field of GDR .
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Translated into English inThe Sleep of the Righteous by author Wolfgang Hilbig is acclaimed for its ability to articulate the stifling angst of being ideologically sequestered in a very literal way behind the Berlin Wall. Specifically, Hilbig depicts the perspective of working-class people living behind the Wall as well as their adjustment to reunified : Lily Cichanowicz.
The culture of East Germany varied throughout the years due to the political and historical events that took place in the 20th century, especially as a result of Nazism and Communism.A reflection on the history of arts and culture in East Germany reveals complex relationships between artists and the state, between oppositional and conformist art.
In four decades, East Germany developed a. "Delving into many sides of the GDR modern, Pence and Betts present both new empirical evidence and offer insightful theoretical perspectives.
The idea of the 'Socialist Modern' provides an excellent conceptual framework; the focus on culture fills a hole in the literature, the introduction is theoretically sophisticated and well-grounded in the historiography, and the span and 4/4(1). Censorship in the Soviet occupation zone.
Soviet Military Administration in Germany organised Censorship in East Germany in Its president was Sergei Ivanovich list of banned books (Liste der auszusondernden Literatur) was published inand “In this book Gerd Horten brilliantly analyses the problematic impact of Western consumer culture on the GDR in the s and s.
No other study has so clearly highlighted the connection between consumer culture and the collapse of the : Gerd Horten. It is a fascinating and rich (with its weight of 5kg) source of the visual culture of that era, which is definitely making its comeback today Inspirational goldmine for artists, designers (and hipsters), it will look majestic on your coffee table and it will certainly keep you amused for a long time.
It is often stunning to see how little west Germans know about history and culture of the GDR. “I knew nothing about East Germany, I felt mentally and emotionally much closer to France or. “For 40 years, the GDR laboured to develop a formal and independent design aesthetic, a task made particularly challenging given the overwhelming influence of the prior period’s stylistic traditions.
The immediate postwar period saw various former Bauhaus members accept positions in the GDR to help create a socialist design culture. 2 days ago Like so much British writing on Germany, this is also a book about Britain. We need to see, in effect, post-Brexit Britain in a German mirror, not in a fantasy global one.
Idyllic scene from GDR FKK site. (Photo: Jo Zarth) Here too it was “all nude, all the time,” and we had to pick our way to chairs through a gaggle of naked, 60ish women who reclined leafing through back issues of SuperIllu, a sort of eastern German version of People magazine specializing in former GDR celebrities and their offspring.
While the experience was memorable, it didn’t seem to. A great book on the DDR, providing insight into how things worked in the former communist country. Filled with illustrations, the book really gives you an idea of the material culture of East Germany, as well as how day-to-day things s: The GDR existed in diplomatic isolation for much of the period that is the subject of this book.
Although it was recognised by the Soviet Union and other members of the Soviet bloc together with a handful of non-aligned countries, it was not until that the East German state was given official recognition by.
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Krüger's theory is borne out by election results in the former communist German Democratic Republic (GDR), where parties critical of Germany's political and economic system have often done well.
The focus of this essay, which is based on a lecture I gave to MoMA’s Central and Eastern European group in Juneis the exhibition in der DDR – (Voices of Dissent: Art in the GDR –), which opened on Jat the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Blume from the Hamburger Bahnhof and I organized this show, which explores.
Culture How a Black performer became a darling of East Germany. Paul Robeson was an African American singer, actor and civil rights activist blacklisted by the US government.
“Horten’s book is a very important new step in understanding the power that Western consumer culture—the "Imaginary West”—had in placing the GDR in a profound dilemma, one which ultimately caused its downfall. A model of cultural history, Don’t Need No Thought Control.
Later in the book, we meet Mario, a young man who refused to inform for the Stasi, tried to escape East Germany, and ended up imprisoned in Hohenschonhausen, the Stasi prison in. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cultural life in the GDR.
Berlin: Panorama DDR,  (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: OCLC Number. Very disappointed in this book. It had been billed as a memoir on growing up in East Germany, but it was far more a family history, going right back to the author's grandparents and parents during the Nazi era.
I had bought it to get an insight into living in the GDR but there was very little about the day to day life of that curious state/5(). In reply, I pointed out that the book consists, largely, of the stories of people who lived in the GDR. I said that, where I come from, writers can write about almost anything they choose.
Works like Mr. Wagenbrett’s “Aufbruch” are a reminder that what was largely perceived as a momentous, euphoric event in the West was, in East Germany, an era of great danger, anxiety and.
Ein Tag im Jahr: (One Day a Year, ) was a book of essays about her life in the GDR. Gradually a degree of sanity was restored .