Aspects of Post-war German and Japanese Drama (1945-1970): Reflections on War, Guilt and Responsibility (Studies in Comparative Literature v. 30)

Aspects of Post-war German and Japanese Drama (1945-1970): Reflections on War, Guilt and Responsibility (Studies in Comparative Literature v. 30)

By: Hiroko Harada (author)Hardback

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Against the background of post-war literary developments in Germany and Japan, this study compares several representative dramas. These playwrights attempt to come to terms with military defeat, betrayal by leaders, wartime atrocities, holocaust, blindness and individual responsibility.

Contents

Backgrounds; the returning soldier - Wolfgang Borchert's "Draussvor der Tur" and Miyoshi Juro's "Haikyo"; a burning house -Max Frisch's "Biedermann und die Brandstifte" and Mishima Yukio's "Kataku"; Doomsday - Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Die Physiker" and Betsuyaku Minoru's "Zo"; war crimes trials - Rolf Schneider's "Prozess in Nurmberg", Peter Weiss's "Die Ermittlung" and Kinoshita Junji's "Kami to hito tono aida"; conclusion.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773478657
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780773478657
  • ISBN10: 0773478655

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