Aging and Old-Age Style in Günter Grass, Ruth Kluger, Christa Wolf, and Martin Walser: The Mannerism of a Late Period Stuart Taberner

ISBN: 9781571135780

Published: December 2nd 2013

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268 pages


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Aging and Old-Age Style in Günter Grass, Ruth Kluger, Christa Wolf, and Martin Walser: The Mannerism of a Late Period  by  Stuart Taberner

Aging and Old-Age Style in Günter Grass, Ruth Kluger, Christa Wolf, and Martin Walser: The Mannerism of a Late Period by Stuart Taberner
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Demographers say that by the year 2060, every seventh person in Germany will be aged eighty or older, and every third person over sixty-five. The prediction for other Western countries is scarcely different. Indeed, the aging society is seen by someMoreDemographers say that by the year 2060, every seventh person in Germany will be aged eighty or older, and every third person over sixty-five. The prediction for other Western countries is scarcely different.

Indeed, the aging society is seen by some as a graver threat than even global warming, with potentially unmanageable tensions relating to intergenerational relationships, work and benefits, and flows of people. This book explores the representation and performance of aging in recent late-style German-language fiction. It situates the authors chosen as case studies -- Gunter Grass, Ruth Kluger, Christa Wolf, and Martin Walser -- in their biographical and social contexts and explores the significance of their aesthetic figuring of aging for debates raging both in Germany and internationally.

In particular, the book looks at gender, generations, and trauma and their impact on how writers narrativize aging. Finally, it examines the timeliness of these different representations and late-style performances of aging in the context of the shift of social, political, and economic power away from the declining societies of the West to the ascendant societies of the East. Stuart Taberner is Professor of Contemporary German Literature, Culture, and Society at the University of Leeds.



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