Truth to Tell: German Women's Autobiographies and Turn-of-the-Century Culture - Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany (Hardback)Katharina Gerstenberger (author)
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Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
---Ruth-Ellen B. Jones, Biography, Fall 2002
." . . a welcome contribution to the study of gender in turn-of-the century Germany and Austria, skillfully bridging the disciplines of literary studies and history. Gerstenberger cogently demonstrates how each autobiographer attempted to carve out a unique identity in a world in which modernity disrupted traditional gender roles. . . . One of Gerstenberger's key contributions is her investigation of race during the era of German imperialism."
---Sara Ann Sewell, Virginia Wesleyan College, German Studies Review, February 2003
." . . Gerstenberger's book provides a great service to scholars by introducing readers to four remarkable women of fin-de-si cle Europe. It is valuable for its contributions both to the field of women's social history and to the study of turn-of-the-century German culture."
---Beverley Driver Eddy, Dickinson College, Journal of English and German Philology, July 2002
"[Gerstenber] successfully moves these texts from the margins to the center of our understanding of the complex cultural, social and political transformations that mark the turn of the 19th century in central Europe. The book will therefore be of great interest to students and scholars of German studies, feminist studies and others interested in interdisciplinary approaches to modernism and turn-of-the-century culture."
---Friederike Eigler, Georgetown University, From typescript for German Quarterly, June 2001
." . . her perspective reconnects the many complex strands of women's identity through the prism of gender. Indeed, her compelling approach demonstrates the quite extraordinary powers of gender to challenge assertions and assumptions in the wider historiography."
---Jean H. Quataert, Binghamton University, SUNY, German History, Volume 1, No. 1 (2003)