Inscription and Rebellion: Illness and the Symptomatic Body in East German Literature

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"The health-care system of the German Democratic Republic reflected the importance the socialist state assigned the health of both its citizens and of the metaphorical national body meant to represent and promulgate the nation's political vitality. Yet many East German literary writers depicted characters ailing and under medical care, and even after the country's dissolution in 1990, writers who had lived there continued to portray sickness and the GDR health-care system prominently in their fiction. This book offers an ...

Inscription and Rebellion: Illness and the Symptomatic Body in East German Literature 2015, Camden House

ISBN-13: 9781571139337

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