By Valentina Glajar
This learn specializes in the complicated legacy of the German and Austrian political and cultural presence in East relevant Europe within the 20th century. It contributes to the dialogue of German id in jap Europe, and has vital implications for German, Austrian, and East eu reviews. It addresses the categorical occasions of the previous Habsburg areas of Bukovina (the Ukraine/Romania), Moravia (the Czech Republic), and Banat (Romania) as illustrated in modern literature by means of German-speaking authors, reminiscent of Herta Müller, Erica Pedretti, Gregor von Rezzori, and Edgar Hilsenrath. The works of those authors represent contrastive historiographic narratives of the multiethnic areas of East-Central Europe below a sequence of oppressive regimes: first Austrian imperialism, after which German and Romanian fascism in Bukovina; nationwide Socialism in Moravia, and Communism in Romania. Valentina Glajar investigates those narratives as representations of multicultural East principal Europe in German-language literature that exhibit the political and ethnic tensions among Germans and native peoples that marked those areas through the twentieth century, usually with tragic outcomes. The examine therefore expands and diversifies the certainty of German literature and demanding situations the idea that of a homogeneous German identification achieving a long way past the borders of the German-speaking nations.
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