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Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass
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Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Rebecca Braun

Abstract

This book traces a long-standing concern with issues of authorship throughout the work of Günter Grass, Germany's best-known contemporary writer and public intellectual. Through detailed close-readings of all of his major literary works from 1970 onwards and careful analysis of his political writings from 1965 to 2005, it argues that Grass's tendency to insert clearly recognizable self-images into his literary texts represents a coherent and calculated reaction to his constant exposure in the media-led public sphere. It underlines the degree of play which has characterized Grass's relationship ... More

Keywords: authorship, Günter Grass, public sphere, intellectual, German literature, self-presentation, German media, literary construction, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199542703
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542703.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Braun, author
University of Liverpool
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