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Stasi - Zensur - Machtdiskurse : Publikationsgeschichten und Materialien zu Jurek Beckers Werk

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Beate Muller


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The works of Jurek Becker are paradigmatic for the study of socialist control over literary life in the GDR. The censorship-based administration of this area of social reality was effectively thrown out of joint by the ersatz publicity in the Federal Republic. Discourse and textual analysis of a wealth of unpublished archive material indicates that cooperation, conflict settlement, and power struggles between authors, publishers, the political leadership, and the State Security Service followed the same pattern. All the participants availed themselves of the core discourses on opposition and publicity to define and assert their respective stances.

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Author(s): Müller B

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Studien und Texte zur Sozialgeschichte der Literatur

Year: 2006

Volume: 110

Number of Pages: 424

Publisher: Max Niemeyer

Place Published: Tübingen


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ISBN: 9783484351103