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«Kursbuch» 1965-1975

Social, Political and Literary Perspectives of West Germany


Vibeke R. Petersen

This study represents the first critical analysis in English of the West German intellectual journal Kursbuch. Founded by H.M. Enzensberger in 1965. Kursbuch was intended to serve as an alternative forum for rational discourse on major social, political and literary issues in the Federal Republic of Germany. This work examines the turbulent decade through the eyes of Kursbuch using relevant articles to shed some light on the journal and its vital role as a bellwether for the West German intellectual climate of the time.
Contents: The student movement and its impact on the West German society - Women and emerging feminism - The political spectrum - The changing bourgeoisie - The 'death' of literature - Literature and media - Literary criticism.