Gone with the glory : the Civil War in cinema

by Wills, Brian Steel, 1959-

Format: Print Book 2007
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E656.W55 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  E656.W55 2007
 
 
Summary
The fourteen chapters in this anthology feature original analyses of contemporary German-language literary texts, films, political cartoons, cabaret, and other types of performance. The artworks display a wide spectrum of humor modes, such as irony, satire, the grotesque, Jewish humor, and slapstick, as responses to unification with the accompanying euphoria, but also alienation and dislocation. Kerstin Hensel's Larchenau, Christoph Hein's Landnahme, and vignette collections by Jakob Hein (Antrag auf standige Ausreise und andere Mythen der DDR) and Wladimir Kaminer (Es gab keinen Sex im Sozialismus) are interpreted as examples of the grotesque. The popular films Lola rennt, Sonnenallee, Herr Lehmann, NVA, Alles auf Zucker!, and Mein Führer Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler are reexamined through the lens of traditional and more recent humor or comic book theories. The contributors focus on how each artwork enriches four prominent postwall German cultural trends: post-unification identity reconstruction, Vergangenheitsbewaltigung (including Hitler humor), New German Popular Literature (Christian Kracht's ironic subtexts), and immigrant perspectives (a "third voice" in the East-West binary reflected here pointedly in Eulenspiegel cartoons). To date, no other scholarly work provides as comprehensive an overview of the diverse strategies of humor used in the past two decades in German-speaking countries.
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Subjects War films -- United States -- History.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Motion pictures and the war.
Publisher Lanham, Md :Rowman & Littlefield :2007
Distributed by National Book Network,
Language English
Description xii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-225) and index.
Includes filmography: pages 187-192.
ISBN 0742545253 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780742545250 (cloth : alk. paper)
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