January 1, 1990
By Heiner Müller, Bernard Schütze, Sylvère Lotringer, Caroline Schütze
How does a friendly person like Helnwein stand making his - excellent - painting into a mirror of the terrors of this century? Or is it that he can't stand not doing it? Does his mirror just reflect the attitude of the century?
Heiner Muller, East German author of Hamletmachine and Medea, was the preeminent German successor of Bertholt Brecht at the end of the twentieth century. In this collection of essays, stories, and interviews conducted by Sylvere Lotringer, Muller reflects on the laws of history from the standpoint of someone straddling the Berlin Wall. Muller saw the wall as both repression and protection of his compatriots from the inevitable triumph of capitalism. His work evokes the wit and compactness of Brecht, with an added psychotropic dimension. Haunted by World War II, Muller was a leading figure in European contemporary literature, whose writing anticipates a future beyond the bipolarity of twentieth-century politics.
256 pages
Title Germania

Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents
Foreign Agents Series
Semiotext(e) foreign agents series
Authors Heiner Müller, Bernard Schütze, Sylvère Lotringer, Caroline Schütze
Editor Sylvère Lotringer
Translated by Bernard Schütze, Caroline Schütze
Edition annotated
Publisher Semiotext(e), 1990
Length 256 pages
Subjects Drama / American
Drama / Continental European
Drama / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Drama / General
Germany - Politics and government - 20th century
History / Americas
History / Europe / Germany
M'uller, Heiner - Aesthetics
M'uller, Heiner - Knowledge - Germany
M'uller, Heiner - Political and social views
Political Science / General
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism

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