Wem gehört die Geschichte? : Fakten und Fiktionen in der neueren deutschen Erinnerungsliteratur

This essay discusses the distinct features of memory fiction, a new genre that has emerged during the last two decades. It works through memories of the Nazi past and traumatic episodes of the Second World War within new
This essay discusses the distinct features of memory fiction, a new genre that has emerged during the last two decades. It works through memories of the Nazi past and traumatic episodes of the Second World War within new literary frameworks. In this orientation towards the past the memory novel maintains distance from the research of historical reconstruction, as well as from the popular presentation of the past in the visual mass media. With respect to the new literary genre, various questions arise concerning its status and quality. One of these concerns the distinction anti interplay between fictional and documentary features in the new format. Another one has to do with the emphasis on biographical experience that in many cases has become an important trigger and source for the text, endowing it with the stamp of authenticity or moral authority. It is also true, however, that war-related experience, trauma and suffering can no longer be claimed by members of the second and third generation who either write their own lives into the chain of generations connected with the Second World War and the Holocaust, or create a new access to central events of the traumatic national history from the perspective of a fictional private family. In both ways they testify to the aftermath of the traumatic past which, as they show, is still part of the present.
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Author:Aleida Assmann
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-364409
ISSN:0340-4528
Parent Title (German):Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur
Publisher:De Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Article
Language:German
Year of Completion:2015
Year of first Publication:2011
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2015/01/06
SWD-Keyword:Autobiographie; Erinnerung; Geschichtsbewusstsein; Literatur; deutsch
Volume:36
Issue:1
Pagenumber:9
First Page:213
Last Page:225
HeBIS PPN:367485117
Dewey Decimal Classification:830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
BDSL-Classification:BDSL-Klassifikation: 19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart > 19.09.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen
BDSL-Klassifikation: 19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart > 19.06.00 Literarisches Leben
Sammlungen:GindokWeimar
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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