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The Staging of History in Julia Franck's Novel "The Blind Side of the Heart"


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Bobinac, Marijan. (2012). The Staging of History in Julia Franck's Novel "The Blind Side of the Heart". Zagreber germanistische Beiträge : Jahrbuch für Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft, 21(1). pp. 145-164. ISSN 1330-0946

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In her novel "The Blind Side of the Heart", published in 2007, Julia Franck establishes a link between a painful historical past and the burden of individual trauma. Her protagonists are distraught people with precarious family past who do not act according to their political or ideological beliefs, but nevertheless fall into the predicament of politics and ideology. While big historic events remain in the background, Franck focuses on the question how people live their everyday lives. Franck's concept of history is therefore closely affiliated with Carlo Ginzburg's notion of microhistory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Julia Franck; history; trauma; microhistory
Subjects: German language and literature
Departments: Department of German Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 08:51
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 08:51

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