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Author Alter, Nora M.
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Content type Text
Publisher New Prairie Press
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Date Created 2017-05-18
Copyright Year ©1997
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) PT1-4897 ♦ PQ1-3999
Subject Keyword German literature ♦ Language and Literature
Abstract This essay looks at the poetry of Erich Fried in the context of tensions within contemporary cultural studies. Fried's contemporaneity is linked to his status on the margins of various cultures, media, and ideologies—thus making both his life and his works appear as exemplary paradigms for the postmodern condition, with its various theoretical celebrations of "exile," "border crossing," "transgression," "deterritorialization," and so forth. Yet, at the same time, seemingly in contrast with his labile identity is Fried's rigid Marxist political ideological core which surfaces in his political poetry. Focusing, in particular, on Fried's poems directed against the Vietnam War, this essay seeks to situate the tension beteen these two positions as a deep structure already in his work.
ISSN 15557839
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1997-01-01
e-ISSN 15557839
Journal Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature
Volume Number 21
Issue Number 1


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