By Nicole Moore,Christina Spittel
An account of fraught and intricate cross-cultural literary trade among hugely specified - even uniquely hostile - analyzing contexts, Australian Literature within the German Democratic Republic has resonance for all newly worldwide reckonings of the cultural chilly conflict. operating from the extreme files of the East German publishing and censorship regime, the authors materially tune the creation and reception of 1 country’s corpus as expected through one other. The ninety Australian titles released within the GDR shape an alternate canon, revealing a shadowy literary archive that rewrites Australia’s postwar cultural heritage from in the back of the iron curtain and illuminates a number of ironies for the GDR as a ‘reading nation’. This booklet brings jointly major German and Australian students within the fields of e-book heritage, German and Australian cultural historical past, Australian and postcolonial literatures, and postcolonial and cross-cultural conception, with rising writers at present navigating among the 2 cultures.
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