Wednesday, March 08, 2006

In today's feuilletons - German pop authors

In the SZ ("Süddeutsche Zeitung) Christian Maria Beer writes on the revival of first-generation German pop authors Hubert Fichte, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann and Jörg Fauser.
For Beer, the rediscovery of these "rebels and flaneurs" is "an absolute sign of coolness.(...) But the grandfathers of German pop literature differ from their successful grandchildren in one key respect. Certainly, Fauser and Brinkmann also focused on classical pop themes like drugs, sex, parties, music and above all everyday life. But their relation to their surroundings was entirely different. What they wrote was also a reaction to post-war society. Their texts were – who would use such an expression today – socially critical."
See also the feature "Ladies and gentlemen, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann"


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