This study traces the reception of Wolfgang Koeppen's postwar novels, compares their stylistic aspects, analyzes the social criticism, and shows the thematic unity of a trilogy which warns of the dangers of political restoration and neo-fascism.
Bern, Frankfurt/M., Nancy, New York, 1983. 240 pp.
Contents: Koeppen's early years - Reception and reevaluation - Thematic analysis: Fascism in Tauben im Gras, Political Restoration
in Das Treibhaus, New Democrats and Old Nazis in Der Tod in Rom - Social Criticism.