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