Anne Fuchs traces the aftermath of the Dresden bombing in the collective imagination from 1945 to today. As a case study of an event that gained local, national and global iconicity, the book investigates the role of photography, fine art, architecture, literature and film in dialogue with the changing German socio-political landscape.
Acknowledgements Preface Introduction: The Destruction of Dresden and the Excess of the Real Visual Mediations: Dresden in Postwar Photography and Fine Art Architectural Interventions I: West and East German Postwar Debates Architectural Interventions II: Dresden's Altmarkt and the Topology of Power Literary Voices I: The Built Environment and Memoryscapes in Brigitte Reimann and Uwe Tellkamp Literary Voices II: War Memories in Kurt Vonnegut, Heinz Czechowski and Durs Grunbein Filmic Representations: Documenting Resentment, Grief and Forgiveness Conclusion Endnotes Works Cited Index
ANNE FUCHS Professor of German at the University of St Andrews, UK. Prior to 2011 she was professor of Modern German Literature and Culture at University College Dublin, Ireland, for eighteen years, where she also directed a five-year research programme on 'German Memory Contests since 1945' under the auspices of the UCD Humanities Institute. The award of the UCD President's Fellowship in 2010 facilitated the completion of her Dresden project. She has published widely on modern German literature and cultural memory in journals and books and is author of four monographs, including Phantoms of War in German Literature, Film and Discourse, which won a Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award in 2009.