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Published: 04 August 2005

294 Pages

ISBN: 9780199277766

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Body and Narrative in Contemporary Literatures in German

Herta Müller, Libuše Moníková, and Kerstin Hensel

Lyn Marven

A Clarendon Press Publication

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

This book is the first to compare three contemporary women writing in German: Herta Müller (from Romania), Libuše Moníková (from Czechoslovakia), and Kerstin Hensel (from the GDR). Drawing on psychoanalytical, feminist, and performativity theory, it looks at images of the body and their relationship to the structures of their writing as well as analyzing the social, cultural, and political contexts.