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Art and Politics in Wolfgang Koeppen's Postwar Trilogy

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Richard L. Gunn

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.
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.