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Le thème de l'autorité chez un écrivain saxon de R.D.A. : Erich Loest ou l'homme sans situation

Abstract : If we consider the history of east-German literature as one of emancipation, Erich Loest, a writer born in 1926 in Saxony, is a perfect illustration of it. Both dictatorships under which he lived and from which he suffered, have deeply affected this writer whose work is wholly dominated by the theme of power. After putting his literary talents to the service of the new communist state of the GDR, he gradually slipped away from that supervision to eventually oppose himself openly to an oppressive power. It is interesting to notice that the literary qualities of his works increases as he distances himself from the power. Whereas he had spent several years in the prisons of the state from 1957 to 1964, in 1981 he had to go into exile, losing thus the two essential axes of his life as a writer, Saxony and his readers. His quest for independence leads to an endless imbalance: the story of the Saxon writer Erich Loest, as well as that of a good many intellectuals from east Germany, appears as that of a man without status.
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Marie-Geneviève Gerrer. Le thème de l'autorité chez un écrivain saxon de R.D.A. : Erich Loest ou l'homme sans situation. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 1995. Français. ⟨NNT : 1995NAN21022⟩. ⟨tel-01776646⟩



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