By Patrick Marber
A brand new model of an international vintage via one among Britain's best-known modern playwrights. After leave out Julie relocates August Strindberg's omit Julie (1888) to an English state condominium in July 1945. during this radical re-imagining of theatre's first "naturalistic tragedy" the occasions of Strindberg's unique are transposed to the evening of the British Labour Party's "landslide" election victory.
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13 This silence was in part eloquent testimony to an overwhelming psychological and political legacy of the Nazi era: the tacit assumption by Germans that any public depiction or discussion of their own suffering in the war might be interpreted (rightly or wrongly) as an attempt at partial self-exculpation for the crimes committed under the Hitler regime. The time seems now to have come when the German novel is able to acknowledge the indivisibility of human pain and grief, and in so doing to relate the narratives of German history and German identity increasingly to the wider context of our precarious global future.
While Gunter Grass’s picaresque Tin Drum, published in Germany in 1959, achieved a succ`es de scandale by rubbing its readers’ noses simultaneously in the Nazi past and in its own taboo-breaking Rabelaisian excesses, it was, suggests Barnouw, the earlier but far less well-known trilogy of novels by Wolfgang Koeppen, Pigeons on the Grass, The Hothouse and Death in Rome, that had in quieter and subtler fashion initiated a truly serious probing of the social and political legacy of the Hitler era.
The time seems now to have come when the German novel is able to acknowledge the indivisibility of human pain and grief, and in so doing to relate the narratives of German history and German identity increasingly to the wider context of our precarious global future. NOTES 1. ), The Modern German Novel (Leamington Spa, 1987), Peter Demetz, After the Fires: Recent Writing in the Germanies, Austria and Switzerland (New York, 1986); on the 1970s and 1980s, Keith Bullivant, Realism Today: Aspects of the Contemporary ¨ West German Novel (Leamington Spa, 1987); on the 1980s, P.
After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber