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Writing the Revolution


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Introduction Heroes and Martyrs Chroniclers and Interpreters Critics and Renegades Talespinners and Poets Women of the Revolution "1968" and the Media "1968" and the Arts Zaungaste Not Dark Yet: The 68ers at 70 Romantic Relapse or Modern Myth? Conclusion Notes Bibliography

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INGO CORNILS is Professor of German Studies at the University of Leeds.


[V]ery important and useful . . . . Cornils analyses the 'successful failure' of the student revolt in Germany and the cultural construction of its myth in . . . all its components. -- Mauro Ponzi * LINKS *
[A]n illuminating meta-history, not so much about 1968 as about the representation and mythologization of it. -- Hans Kundnani * TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT *
[I]ndispensable to anyone seeking to understand why '1968' is still written about and why it still matters so much in Germany. -- Joachim Whaley * JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN STUDIES *
[M]eticulously researched and captivatingly narrated. . . . It is especially in the[] discursive shifts [that he describes and analyzes] -[which] concur with the shifts in German politics of memory in general - that the decisive benefit of Cornils' analysis appears. -- Ivana Perica * THEORY & EVENT *
[A] meticulously researched and well executed analysis of the never-ending story of 1968, which draws on memory studies and expands on it. [Cornils's] comprehensive study is indispensable to everyone interested in understanding the meaning of the student movement in and for Germany . . . . -- Sabine von Dirke * GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW *
The author has mastered the extensive literature and produced an engaging account of one of West Germany's most critical postwar periods. Highly recommended. * CHOICE *
Cornils's impressive collection of materials that engage with 1968 mirrors the breathlessness of the events and the wide range of their interpretations and appropriations. * GERMAN QUARTERLY *
[E]xcellent . . . . The significance of Cornils's work is . . . its releasing '1968' from history, handing it over to the present. . . . [F]ills a major gap . . . . * MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW *
[T]his volume . . . confirms the status of the author as a leading British-based expert in the area. . . . Cornils [writes] with infectious enthusiasm on a subject close to his heart. . . . [A] knowledgeable and readable book . . . . * JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN STUDIES *

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