Stuart Taberner is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of German at the University of Leeds, UK.
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Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
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BISAC LIT004170, HIS014000
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Table of Contents
Literature in the East
Literature in the West
Confronting the Nazi Past I: "Political Correctness"
Confronting the Nazi Past II: German Perpetrators or German Victims?
A German-Jewish Symbiosis?
From the Province to Berlin
Taberner offers a broad but also remarkably detailed panorama of German literary life in the last 15 years.... (A)n impressive and useful contribution to discussions of contemporary German-language literature, ... an indispensable overview.... MONATSHEFTE
(Taberner) combines a broad discussion of contemporary trends with detailed readings of exemplary texts by both established and newly emerging writers. In particular, Taberner concentrates on a survey of German fiction since unification, with special reference to novels written from the mid-1990s.... GERMANIC NOTES AND REVIEWS
The quality of the writing and breadth of knowledge of the contemporary literary scene in this comprehensive introduction make it an essential starting point for anyone interested in a lively, scholarly attempt to spot and articulate significant themes, trends, and currents in contemporary German writing. GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW
Taberner's timely and impressive survey of German literature since 1990 uses the idea of normalization ... as a way into the first comprehensive study of prose literature of the Berlin Republic. ... (A) major achievement, which has already found a place on all university reading lists.... MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW
The readability of the book stems from an Anglo-American scientific tradition and in particular its dialogic character. Taberner sets up a continual conversation between the literary texts and their reception. JAHRBUCH FÜR INTERNATIONALE GERMANISTIK