1989, Berlin and Bradford: Out of the Cold, Into the Fire

Andrew Teverso

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620111
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651863 | DOI:
1989, Berlin and Bradford: Out of the Cold, Into the Fire

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This chapter discusses the Eastern European revolutions and their inclusion into literature by different playwrights and authors, identifying the two primary political developments of the year 1989, and the different points of comparison between them. It concludes that literature still remains a phenomenon which is transformed, defeated and enlivened by political events.

Keywords: political developments; Eastern European revolutions; political literature

Chapter.  6360 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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