Negotiating the ‘I’ and the ‘We’: Aspects of Modernism in the Exile Novels of Anna Gmeyner and Martina Wied

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Abstract

This article focuses on two novels written by Austrian-born Jewish women writers who were forced into exile in Britain by the National Socialists: Anna Gmeyner's Café du Dôme and Martina Wied's Das Krähennest. The article discusses the innovative features of both works, such as different levels of reality, the doppelgänger motif, and performativity, as well as how these fit in with expanding definitions of modernisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-154
Number of pages20
JournalLeo Baeck Yearbook
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03 Aug 2018

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