By Nicole Moore,Christina Spittel

An account of fraught and complicated cross-cultural literary trade among hugely exact - 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 intense documents of the East German publishing and censorship regime, the authors materially song the creation and reception of 1 country’s corpus as predicted through one other. The ninety Australian titles released within the GDR shape another canon, revealing a shadowy literary archive that rewrites Australia’s postwar cultural background from in the back of the iron curtain and illuminates a number of ironies for the GDR as a ‘reading nation’. This e-book brings jointly best German and Australian students within the fields of booklet historical past, German and Australian cultural background, Australian and postcolonial literatures, and postcolonial and cross-cultural concept, with rising writers presently navigating among the 2 cultures.

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