The post-war division of Berlin and its social effects, as illustrated by the translations of three short stories by Ingeborg Drewitz

Pack, Stephanie (2003) The post-war division of Berlin and its social effects, as illustrated by the translations of three short stories by Ingeborg Drewitz. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis examines three short stories by Ingeborg Drewitz, translated from German to English for this specific purpose. All three stories deal with a major concern of Drewitz, namely the effects the separation between East and West Germany had on the population. The introduction comments on the importance of the stories, their relevance to the chosen topic, and the author's writing techniques. A brief account of the historical events leading up to the establishment of the Berlin Wall will provide the necessary background information to set the stories into context. A further section is dedicated to Ingeborg Drewitz herself, including a look at her childhood, her literary accomplishments and awards. The central portion of the thesis is the presentation of the English translations of the stories, each followed by a brief analysis. The concluding comparison of these stories focuses on their contribution to the overall theme.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7065
Item ID: 7065
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 129-132.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > German and Russian
Date: 2003
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Germany--Berlin
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Drewitz, Ingeborg--Criticism and interpretation; Berlin (Germany)--History--1945-1990

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