W.G. Sebald’s Luftkrieg und Literatur: German literature and the allied bombings of German cities in World War II

LAWSON, C., 2010. W.G. Sebald’s Luftkrieg und Literatur: German literature and the allied bombings of German cities in World War II. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.

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Abstract

This thesis is a critical analysis of W.G. Sebald‘s Luftkrieg und Literatur (On the Natural History of Destruction) and its reception in the German media and in scholarship. Sebald‘s essay caused a public debate in 1997 over the ethical implications of a cultural memory of the Allied bombings of German cities in the Second World War. Since then, the essay has come to be understood as a foundational moment in the discourse surrounding 'German victimhood' in representations of the bombings and the expulsions of ethnic Germans from the Eastern territories.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Lawson, C.
Date: 2010
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:34
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 09:34
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/109

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